I graduated with a bachelor’s of science in Early Childhood Education from Bridgewater State University and have worked as a pre-k teacher at this center since 2000. I find the best part of teaching children is watching them learn and grow! Our pre-k class is organized around the interests of the children. Learning centers such as literacy, dramatic play, sensory activities, and science encourage the development of the whole child. Outside of work, I love anything to do with Halloween: decorating, dressing up, crafts! I also love the theater, especially visiting Broadway in NYC!
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, and have never looked back. I truly enjoy working with kids and love watching them grow from one stage of life to the next. I find them very interesting little beings and I enjoy helping and being part of their learning experience. I love helping them navigate their way through the first stages of their lives. They also bring out the inner child in me. My daughter Lyra is a happy member of the Needham preschool classroom.
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 program. I love to spend time with my family, our dog Cooper, and friends!