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Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Bridgewater State College. She worked for five years at another child care center, then created the Lexington Playcare Center in 1984. Her goal was to create a warm, welcoming and enriching environment for children and families. “I am so proud of all of us (both present and alumni teachers) for the highly professional, yet relaxed, fun and creative environment we have created together.” Chris enjoys the gift of trust from each child at LPC and spending time with her daughter, Lena, adopted from Wuhan, China, her family and friends and her sweet little spaniel, Pixie.
Darcy joined the LPC community in 2012. A graduate of the Eliot-Pearson Department at Tufts University, she has her Master’s Degree in Child Development. As a trainee in the Video Interaction Guidance program for Teacher Training and Staff Development, she is always excited to incorporate the current research in neuroscience, best practice, and child & adult development into all of her roles at LPC. “Working with our superb teachers as they create inspiring classroom environments that nurture the explorations of children is so exciting.” In her free time, Darcy enjoys reading, traveling the globe, and trying new restaurants and cuisines.
Cheryl came to LPC in September of 1993. She has an Associates Degree in Legal Secretarial from Fisher Junior College and four years experience in a software sales office (which helped her decide that the high tech world was not for her). She is married to a terrific guy, Bill, and has two wonderful kids, Taylor and Cameron (both LPC alums). She loves to read, spend time at the ocean, watch the Patriots, and hang out with her family and friends. “What a treat to come to work each day and know that you are with people who truly care about what they do.”

Kelly has been working at LPC since August of 2004 and she loves it! She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Bay Path University. She began at LPC as a toddler teacher, moved across the hall to work with preschoolers for a few years, and is now back to working with the little ones! “Kids have such an innocence and pure excitement for learning – I love that! And their brains go constantly!” She enjoys spending time with her large family and when she’s not with them, you can find her reading a book, watching a movie or screaming her head off at any Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox or Patriots Game!
Talia began working at LPC in October of 1999. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Regis College and knew teaching young children and helping to shape their lives is what she always wanted to do. She uses hands-on skill, humor and draws on her experiences as a mother (her son is an LPC alum!) each day in her classroom. “Every day brings an unexpected joy – just a smile or a hug from a child really warms up my day!” When she’s not at LPC, Talia enjoys skiing, running, traveling and spending time with her family at their house in Maine.
Christina joined the LPC team in August 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Fitchburg State College and taught preschool for 5 years before coming to LPC.  “Working with children has given me the opportunity to see the world in a different way. I see them strive to overcome obstacles and persevere, and learn to persevere myself. They are my inspiration!” In her free time she enjoys relaxing at the beach, camping, cheering for the Patriots, and watching her brother play baseball for the Lexington Blue Sox.
Alyssa started at LPC in the summer of 2016. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UMass Lowell and had six previous years of experience working with both toddlers and preschoolers. She was very excited to join the LPC family! “I love being that person who is consistent in a child’s life – helping them to learn and grow and try new things.” In her free time Alyssa coaches high school cheerleading. She also enjoys relaxing at the beach, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Krissy joined the toddler team at LPC in August 2021. She studied Early Childhood Education at Westchester Community College and is continuing to study Social Work via online classes at Buffalo State. She has worked with kids since 2013 in both transitional infant and preschool settings. She has also worked in the foster care system with children ages birth-18, and in a Special Education 6-1-1 class. “I believe children are the most pure and precious things we hold in the world. I love being part of the process of their growth and journey of becoming their own person.” She’s a strong believer in learning through play and is so excited to be part of the LPC family where she finds her values align greatly with the philosophy practiced at LPC!
Shannon joined LPC in July 2021! She studied at Fitchburg State University and has been working in childcare since 2016. She first started as an infant teacher – a year later she joined the toddler team and has been a toddler teacher ever since! “Working with young children is my passion. Watching them learn through play is such a rewarding experience. I truly would not want any other job!” In her free time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, and chasing sunsets!
Sandy earned her Master’s Degree in Family Studies from Wheelock College. She joined Lexington Playcare Center when the school first opened in 1984, worked here for ten years as a preschool teacher, then left to raise her own children. Now that her son and daughter are older, she’s back! “I love my job! I love hearing the kids’ thoughts, their stories, and encouraging their imagination.” Outside of LPC, she is also a soccer coach, skier and loves spending time with her family.
Casey started working at LPC as a high school assistant in 1993. She enjoyed the children so much that she made early childhood education her career! Casey grew up in Lexington and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood from Eastern Nazarene College. “I love watching how excited children are to discover and learn and make new friends!” Casey enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful little girls (LPC alums), and she loves scrapbooking, cooking, listening to music and making lollycakes.
Emily joined LPC in May of 2010 as an assistant teacher while she was still in college. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Salem State University, and with two years experience with preschoolers at Jump Start in Dorchester and many years experience as a nanny/babysitter, she joined LPC full time. She loves working with young children – “There is no other job in the world where so many people are so happy to see you each day!” When she’s not at LPC she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her friends.
Kristin’s own early education teacher was an inspiration to her and she knew she wanted to be the same for the kids in her care. Kristin had studied nursing in hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse and in doing so realized her true passion was interacting with children and brightening their days. She went on to earn her degree in Psychology from Salem State University and joined the toddler team at LPC in the summer of 2015. She draws inspiration from the words of Haim Ginott – “Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression.” When Kristin is not at work she devotes her time to fun and games with her young daughter and son.
Yun began working at LPC in October 2018. She grew up in Lanzhou, China, and has been in the US since 2010. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and English Linguistics, a Master’s Degree in English Linguistics, and has enjoyed teaching infants, toddlers and preschoolers here in the US for two and a half years. 
Christine joined the LPC team in May of 2021. She began her education at The Art Institute of Boston for photography, but realized her true passion was to be an educator.  She has an Associates degree in Elementary Education from Middlesex Community College and has been working with children from infant to school age for over 10 years, starting as a high school assistant! “Working with children is a passion of mine. Their minds are always expanding and seeing how they grow, learn, and create friendships is a wonderful experience. I am always trying to make a positive impact and leave a smile!”. Christine really enjoys music, going to concerts, cooking, traveling, watching the Patriots, photography, and art!
Kaz is an LPC alumna. Yes, she actually attended LPC as a toddler and preschooler! She studied at Mount Ida College and University of Massachusetts/Boston, and joined the LPC family as a full time teacher in 2011. “Watching a group of kids come together as a community who love and support each other is a beautiful thing!” For fun, Kaz enjoys dancing and teaches hip-hop and ballet to middle and high school students.
Priscilla started at LPC in August of 2021 as an assistant teacher. She is currently pursuing a degree in Speech Therapy! “The lives of these children are so important to me. Seeing them grow & flourish into the unique individuals they are makes me so happy.” When not at work, spending quality time with friends & family is a big part of her life.