Teachers/Facility

Licensing Authority: Department of Early Education and Care

Director:

Anne Changaris
 
Lead Teacher:
Nancy Sjogren
Suzanne Young

Teachers:

Nancy Sjogren
Suzanne Young
Michelle Howarth

Board of Directors

Meghan Harrington - President
Meghan Neri– Vice President
Cathy Lazo– Secretary
Keri Burnett - Treasurer

Volunteer help is welcome - from mothers, fathers, guardians, grandparents, students in Early Childhood Education, or people in the local community who enjoy being with and relating to young children. All volunteers must have a CORI background check on file.
 
MEET OUR TEACHERS
Anne Changaris: Miss Anne has worked in the early childhood education field for over 30 years and has been at Grafton Center Playschool for the last 12 years. "My days at Grafton Center Playschool are always busy and full.  I enjoy working with the teachers, parents and the children, but my best times are the ones spent in the classroom. Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is wonderful and fascinating."
 
Suzanne Young: Miss Sue has been at Grafton Center Playschool for ten years as a teacher, and several additional years as a parent of two sons.  "I enjoy creating learning centers that allow the children to experiment, explore, discover, learn and have fun. The most rewarding aspect of being a teacher is witnessing growth in the children's social /emotional, physical, cognitive and language development during their time with us."
 
Nancy Sjogren: Miss Nancy has been in early childhood education for 15 years and has been at Grafton Center Playschool for 10 years.  "What I love about working with children is watching them grow and learn. I enjoy seeing life through the eyes of a child. It is fulfilling to me to know that I have a role in forming the foundation of children's education. I get great joy in meeting the former students at town functions and other actvities. It gives me the opportunity to see them grow and become fine young men and women."
 
Michelle Howarth: Miss Michelle has been working at Grafton Center Playschool for 9 years. "I enjoy working with all children. There is not a day that goes by that they don't bring a smile to my face. It is not only my goal, but also the goal of the school, to provide a fun and nurturing environment in which each child can blossom and prepare for their future in school."
 
FACILITIES
 

The activities of the school are held in the two lower rooms of the Unitarian Church and the adjacent yard. The school is equipped with a dramatic play corner, a wardrobe for dress-up, open shelves for manipulative toys, games and puzzles, a library corner, block area, sand table, sensory table, and an area for art activities and indoor gross motor equipment.

 

The outside play area includes a large sandbox and climber.  Other portable equipment such as bikes, seesaw, balls, etc is brought out as needed.

 

When dropping off and picking up your child you may use the front door and the back door.  The back door will be locked after all the children have arrived and will be opened again at dismissal time.  Please ring the doorbell if you arrive after the door is locked.