Meet the Staff

The character of the NCLC environment and staff offers a nurturing, well balanced home-away from home experience. We stimulate active learning with exceptional age appropriate education.

History

27 experienced and qualified educators comprise the current staff. We pride ourselves in a very low staff turnover. 15 of our staff have been with us for 10-30 years. With few exceptions our entire staff is certified in CPR/First Aid and Medication Administration.

Each staff member has a commitment to child care and a desire to lead each child to the path of self-confidence and achievement.

Administrative Staff

  • Maria Donati – 34 Years of Service – Director
  • Heather DeChane – 28 Years of Service – Assistant Director
  • Christine Hagerty – 4 Years of Service – Office Manager

Support Staff

  • Shirley Kaltenbach – 10 Years of Service – Pastor
  • Courtney Caprarello – 17 Years of Service – Food Services Director
  • Robert Allan – 30 Years of Service – Chef
  • Priscilla Takayama – 31 Years of Service – Floating Teacher/Substitute
  • Susan Doughten – First Year – Floating Teacher/Substitute

Enrichment Teachers

  • Nancy Wight – 5 Years of Service – Music/Movement Teacher

Infant Team

  • Courtney Caprarello – 17 Years of Service – State of NH Associate Teacher Qualified
  • Liz McPherson – 5 Years of Service – State of NH Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Jennifer Ruwisch – First Year of Service – State of NH Associate Teacher Qualified

Toddler Team

  • Stacy McCrossin – 5 Years of Service – State of NH lead Teacher qualified
  • Amy Walker – 4 Years of Service – State of NH Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Sarah Doughten – 2 Years of Service – State of NH Associate Teacher Qualified
  • Jeanne Wible – First Year – State of NH Lead Teacher Qualified

Preschool Team

  • Kristine Funk – 10 Years of Service – State of NH Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Eileen Surette – 6 Years of Service – State of NH Associate Teacher Qualified
  • Alison Efstathiou – 2 Years of Service – State of NH Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Samantha Zimmerman – First Year – State of NH Associate Teacher Qualified

Pre-Kindergarten Team

  • Irene Prendergast – 28 Years of Service – State of NH Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Joyce Douglass – 27 Years of Service – State of NH Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Joanne Kelloway – 18 Years of Service – State of NH Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Lisa Close – 16 years of Service – State of NH lead teacher Qualified

Progressive Pre-K/Kindergarten Team

  • Diane Adams – 30 Years of Service – State of NH Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Heather DeChane – 28 Years of Service – State of NH lead Teacher Qualified
  • Mary Waterman – 15 Years of Service – State of NH Associate Teacher Qualified