Our Teachers

Our teaching staff is absolutely second to none! Our dedicated teaching staff works as a team to provide the highest level of care and developmentally appropriate programs for children possible. Besides academics, each staff member is chosen for their energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and, of course, for their genuine love of children. Our low turn-over rate is just one of the benefits of having such a positive work environment. Many members of our staff have been with us for a decade or more! Our low turn-over rate is just one of the benefits of having such a positive work environment.

For this level of professionalism, they are compensated at the highest end of the pay scale for childcare providers in the region, and they are provided with a comprehensive benefits package equivalent to the most comprehensive in Connecticut, including health and dental coverage, life insurance, a matched 401k program, tuition reimbursement, and many more.

Early Childhood Education

Our teachers are required to have formal education in the field of early childhood education. In addition, they stay current in the field by participating in at least 20 hours of continuing education each year.

National Award Winners

Each year, several of our teachers are nominated for the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Teacher Awards. This award acknowledges the critical role of childcare teachers in providing quality early care and education. Our teachers compete with other professional childcare providers from all 50 states. Over the years, many of our teachers have placed in the top 50 and some have even made it to the top 10 teachers in the country for this prestigious award.

This year’s recipients are:

Elissha Park, Avon
Amanda Cyr, Berlin
Jaci Taylor, Cheshire
Meghan Follert, Farmington
Mikayla Alquist, Madison
Melinda Spencer, Wallingford
Karen Hicinbothem, Windsor

2020 Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Awards Ceremony Video - view here

For more information about the Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards, please click here.

Top Workplace

Educational Playcare has been named a 2019 Top Workplace by The Hartford Courant for the fourth year in a row! In 2016 alone, over 6,000 organizations were considered for this prestigious title. So how do we do it? The answer is simple: it’s because of our core fundamentals – our values, our mission, and our culture. Visit Our Mission page to learn more.

Background Checks

We go beyond state licensing requirements by doing our own criminal conviction and background checks before a staff member starts working with children. We follow it up every year after that as well.

CPR / First Aid Certified

All of our teachers are certified in First Aid and CPR, even though the state of Connecticut only requires us to have at least one certified person at each center at all times. In addition, we have numerous staff who are trained in medication administration and the use of Epi-Pens.



Shauna Khang

All three of our girls have attended EPC. Communication has been above our expectations.

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Brian Busam

My daughter loves go to EPC every day! It’s a great feeling knowing that she is being taken care of.

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Gabrielle Artaiz

EPC is an amazing child care center! The teachers and directors are so compassionate and truly care.

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Priyadarshini Jagadeesan

At EPC, our son is free to explore his interests in a supportive, open and beautiful space.

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