Matt Cole I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Winona State University. I actually attended First Circle as a baby, until I was five years old—then I returned as an assistant teacher for three years. I was also an assistant at a Montessori preschool for two years. I like working with children because […]


prekindergarten There is SO much to look forward to in prekindergarten: playing games, tasting new foods, cooking projects, practicing rhymes and songs, show-and tell, planting seeds, writing our names, building a fire truck with boxes, staging a play, sorting leaves, practicing sink/float, drawing maps, studying bugs, writing a class book, and painting every day. Pre-K […]


Nicole Foss I started my career in education in 2014, when I first worked at First Circle as an assistant teacher. While at UMass Boston, I earned my EEC certificate and continued to work at FCLC as a float and toddler teacher. I went on to complete my student teaching practicum in the Boston Public […]


Jarred Rose I graduated from UMass Amherst with a BA in political science. I worked in politics and real estate for several years before changing careers and entering the field of education. Prior to joining First Circle, I worked as a teacher at the YMCA. I love teaching at the prekindergarten level because the children […]


Sophia Kim Before First Circle, I worked for over 12 years in the education field, including work as a developmental specialist, providing weekly in-home services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays. I earned my BA in literature from UMass Lowell and my master’s in education from Lesley University. I love working with children because […]


Elisangela Costello My friends call me Elisa. I grew up in Brazil and graduated high school there. I started working at CCC in 2001. I love working with children and seeing their growth and progress during their time with us. I am married and have two children, Olivia and James, who both went through the […]


Nabila Mayanja (Bila) I attended UMass Boston to study pediatric nursing, but decided to first work at a childcare center to see what working with children would be like. I ended up falling in love with teaching, and changed my major to early childhood education. I got my certification, began working with children in 2006, […]