Jessica Leone
Assistant Director (West Hartford on Fennway)

Jessica has been working in the early childhood education field since 2006. She began working for Educational Playcare in 2014. Before taking on the role of Assistant Director, Jessica worked as a teacher in our preschool program and was a Curriculum Coordinator at our school in Wallingford. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Westfield State University in Massachusetts. She also has a Head Teacher Certificate.

Jessica realized that she wanted to go into the early childhood field while helping take care of her younger brothers. Jessica lives in New Britain with her husband and daughter. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, going to the beach, and listening to music.

Jessica is committed to providing children with positive learning experiences. She believes that every child should have multiple opportunities to learn and that teachers need to teach to each child’s unique learning style. She believes that a play-based curriculum is the most beneficial environment in which to promote this.

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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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