Becca Salto I have been working in child care for 22 years and absolutely love everything about it. For the past decade I have been a toddler teacher at Knowledge Beginnings. In 2009 I received my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Hesser College, and ultimately I hope to get an advanced degree in early […]


Jackie Simmons I graduated from Joseph Keefe Technical High School in 2016 with a focus on early childhood education. I have been working with young children for seven years, both at a childcare center and at a horse farm teaching children how to ride horses—while also taking care of the horses and other animals! I […]


Marcel Freda I am an EEC certified preschool teacher who has worked in the child care and education industry for 20+ years, mostly in my home state of Vermont. I love working with children because they are a daily reminder of what really matters in this world. I view teaching as a fantastic responsibility to […]


Kristen Ryan I studied early childhood education at Manchester Community College and have been working with young children for five years. So far, I’ve spent much of my time in prekindergarten, and most recently with the Infant Two age group. I love watching children learn and discover new things—it’s such a fun and exciting thing […]


Rachel Morton I studied nursing at North Shore Community College and have been a caretaker—adults and children—for 18 years, starting out as a nanny. I plan to return to school to complete coursework to become a teacher. I love helping young children learn and watching them experience things for the first time. I am caring, […]


Alyse Wilson I became certified through a care course and went back to school at Penn Foster to get my child and development certificate. I have been working with children for the past 5 years—at a corporate childcare center, at Little Sprouts in Natick as a preschool/toddler teacher, and as a sub for a local […]


Alyssa Mackay I am currently a junior at Framingham High School, planning on graduating in 2025. I plan to continue my education in early childhood education. I have been babysitting a lot and recently worked at a summer camp with first graders. My favorite thing about working with young children is being able to see […]


Kim Flesch I have been a preschool teacher for about ten years, after earning a certificate in early childhood education in 2005. I love the fact that First Circle promotes social learning as the primary goal of a child’s experience. I have concentrated on this specifically, with an interest in behavioral challenges, so I am […]


Diana Gentile Before coming to First Circle, I worked at a home daycare and Blocks Preschool; I also worked as a nanny. I believe strongly in helping children be creative and express their individual personalities. I live in Framingham with my husband and three daughters.