Thomas Chadwick
Assistant Director (West Hartford on Fennway)

Thomas graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. During his time as a student, he worked at Educational Playcare in Storrs as an Assistant teacher and fell in love with Early Childhood Education. After graduating, Thomas stayed at the Storrs center as a Preschool teacher, then moved to the Glastonbury center as their Alternate Admin and School-Age teacher. Most recently, Thomas joined to West Hartford on Fennway as an Alternate Admin and then was promoted to Assistant Director.

What Thomas loves most about Educational Playcare is the strong feeling of a community in our centers. No matter if it is our families, our children, or our team members, everyone has something to smile about when they walk through the front doors. Thomas loves getting into the classrooms to check in throughout the day, and making sure everyone is happy and safe!

Thomas lives in Middletown, CT with his girlfriend, Kayla, and their fish, Mushu. He enjoys writing screenplays, testing out new recipes in the kitchen, and more than anything watching endless amounts of television shows and movies.

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Olivia O’Keefe
Assistant Director (West Hartford on Park)

Olivia has been working in the early childhood education field since 2007. She began working for Educational Playcare in 2016. Before taking on the role of Assistant Director, Olivia worked as a teacher in our Flamingo program and as an Alternate Administrator. Olivia earned her associate’s degree in general studies from Charter Oak State College in Connecticut and is looking forward to completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2019. She also has her Head Teacher Certificate.

Olivia realized that she wanted to pursue a career in the early childhood field while taking care of young children in various childcare settings. Olivia is passionate about the development of young children and believes that positive learning experiences help shape a child’s future.

Olivia lives in Broad Brook with her fiancé, Kevin. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to new places, and reading.

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