Deanna Monfredo, Assistant Director
(West Hartford on Fennway)

Deanna is originally from Long Island, NY and graduated from Curry College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Child, Youth, and Community Education with a concentration in School-Age Children, and a minor in Mathematics. She also played Collegiate Lacrosse during her 4 years there.

Once graduating from Curry College, Deanna moved from Long Island, NY to Manchester, CT where she worked with kindergarten through fifth graders at a local childcare center for 7 years as a Head Teacher and then a Program Manager. Deanna loves watching the children use their own imagination and creativity throughout the classroom.

Deanna enjoys spending time with her dogs Malibu and a newly adopted Rescue named Rosie. She also enjoys in her spare time playing lacrosse, going to the beach, and spending time quality time with family and friends.

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Maddie Ferris, Assistant Director
(West Hartford on Park)

Maddie has over 9 years of experience in childcare and has worked with children throughout all age groups. While attending high school, Maddie was a teacher at the SEED Program in Simsbury. She continued to work for SEED while attending Tunxis Community College for Early Childhood Education.

After graduating with her Associates degree in 2017, Maddie began her teaching career here at Educational Playcare as a Toddler teacher. While working full time, Maddie attended Post University full time and graduated in 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in child studies. Over the last four and a half years at Educational Playcare, Maddie has kept herself busy being a Lead Toddler teacher, a Mentor, and the Curriculum Coordinator for the under three’s program.

Maddie is very passionate about curriculum and is always eager to learn more and add new discoveries to the classroom. In her spare time, Maddie enjoys being outdoors either kayaking or hiking and spending time with her husband Jim and her dog Luna.

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