Kristie Nichols, Assistant Director (Windsor)

Kristie has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1996 and happily became a part of Educational Playcare in December of 2014. She started with us as a teacher for the Bluebird program at our school in East Hampton. Kristie has an Associate’s Degree, a CDA, a Head teachers certification, a CT Education Consultant Certificate, and she is also trained in first aid and CPR.

In 2015 Kristie accepted the position as Curriculum Coordinator for our school in East Hampton. As coordinator she helped create, distribute, and teach curriculum while modeling best teaching practices. In August of 2017, Kristie was promoted to the position of Preschool Program Specialist. This position gave her the experience and knowledge she needed to smoothly transition into the role of Assistant Director.

Kristie lives in East Hampton, CT with her daughter, Samantha and her son Christian. Her favorite hobbies are reading and being crafty with a variety of materials. She enjoys spending time with her children and family any chance that she gets. Kristie is excited to make our Windsor location her second family and home away from home.

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Ashlie DeMarco, Assistant Director (Windsor-West)

Ashlie has been working at Educational Playcare since 2016 as a preschool teacher and curriculum coordinator. She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and English. She is currently working on her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction at Fitchburg State University.

Educational Playcare has shaped the educator Ashlie wants to be. Through the various opportunities provided to her, she has been able to explore curriculum in and out of her classroom. Because of her experiences at Educational Playcare, she has found a passion for her future.

During her free time, Ashlie loves to read, spend time with her family and friends, walk her dog, and cheer on her favorite hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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