ns toddlers team

teacher-erin_stracuzzi

Erin Stracuzzi

Erin Stracuzzi

I have an associate degree in early childhood education, and I joined Chestnut Children's Center in 1998. Starting out as an infant teacher, I’ve worked with many age groups and truly enjoy running the toddler program as both teacher and director. I love watching the children grow and learn over the course of the year—every day is a new adventure with them, and the joy they bring to the class each day is like no other. I live in Natick with my husband, teenage son, and our dog Luna. I enjoy going out with friends, watching my son play sports, perform in plays, and sing at his choir concerts. I also enjoy baking, doing word searches and being around family.

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Nelya Groob

I have been working in early childhood education for over six years, in Newtonville and Brookline. In 2011, I completed the psychology program at Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley, and received my certificate in early childhood development. I lead my teaching practice with patience and compassion, striving to attend to each child’s particular needs and to respect them as individuals. I live in Chestnut Hill now, but I’m originally from Ukraine. In my free time, I like to go to the gym, take walks around my neighborhood, and go out for sushi with my friends!