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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Emily Gagnon, Assistant Director
(West Hartford on Park)

Emily has been with Educational Playcare since April of 2019. She originally started as a two-year-old teacher but transitioned to teaching preschool in 2022.

Even when she was young, Emily knew that she wanted to be in the field of Early Childhood Education. When she’s not at work, she loves going to a baseball or hockey games (depending on the season) and thanks to her father, she was born and raised as a Red Sox fan. When she’s not at a game, she can be found spending time with her boyfriend, Brett and their cat, Oliver, or around a campfire at her parent’s house.

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