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 began working for Educational Playcare in 2017 as a Flamingo teacher and held the roles of Mentor and Alternate Administrator. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Life Span Development from Charter Oak State College. Olivia also has a Head Teacher’s Certificate through the State of Connecticut.

One of Olivia’s favorite things about Educational Playcare is the ability to foster relationships between the teachers and families. She loves any opportunity to jump into the classrooms to help and spend time with the children. Olivia is passionate about the development of young children and believes that positive learning experiences help shape a child’s future.

Olivia lives in Manchester with her husband, Kevin. In her free time, Olivia enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and puppy named Frankie.

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