infants team


Daisy Cox

I am currently a junior at Needham High School, planning to graduate in 2025. I want to go to college, then to medical school, and eventually become a pediatric surgeon or neonatologist. I’ve been working as an assistant in the infant room since April of this year.

I am very patient and caring when it comes to young children. My favorite thing about them is how bright and happy, playful and funny they are. I live in Needham with my mom, dad, sister, and two dogs. For fun, I hang out with my friends, babysit, and shop. I plan to be either a baby doctor or a kindergarten teacher.


Gwen Emery

I have been working in infant and toddler rooms for six years, and most recently worked as a full-time nanny outside of Boston. I studied Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Rhode Island, and used that to teach environmental science programs to school aged children.

I hope to bring happiness, comfort, trust, and adventure into classrooms that I am a part of. I excel in gross motor, sensory, and hands-on interactive play, and enjoy bonding with the children on their level. It brings me joy to contribute to shaping new generations.

I live in Rhode Island with my family, 3 dogs, and 4 birds. I spend a lot of weekends hiking, camping, and paddleboarding with my dogs and friends. In the future, I hope to pursue a masters degree with focus on education—early childhood, outdoor/environmental learning, or science education.


Lisa Percoskie

I have been a teacher in the infant room here since 2008. I studied psychology at Becker College, but I decided to take the teaching course to become teacher certified when my own daughter was preschool age. I have worked my entire adult life on the philsophy of "Be the adult you needed when you were a kid." I love being able to provide a safe place for babies, and peace of mind for parents to know their child is cared for. I really enjoy making fun artwork with the babies for the changing months, and helping them with their important milestones. Outside of work, a few of my favorite things are my grandkids, shopping, road trips, traveling, mountains and Dr. Pepper!


Patricia Mearls

Please, call me Patty! I have been a teacher in the infant room here since 2003 and I love every minute! I love working with children because that was my passion growing up. Playing with the babies, cuddling them, and blowing bubbles makes every day great. Outside of work, I like to babysit and spend time with family. I also love taking day trips with my friends. I live in North Attleboro with my fiance and my cat Charlie. I also love making bracelets and spending time with my friends' kids.