Director's Vision

Early Learning Center Director, Lisa Botelho has been in the field of education for over 20 years. She began her career as a preschool teacher, then moved on to administration. Lisa has worked for Head Start, Early Intervention, and in the public school system as a Reading Interventionist and Science teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University, a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College and holds a National Director Credential from the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at Louis National University. Lisa has a strong science background and loves to teach hands-on science and in natural environments.

Lisa and her staff are committed to developing a program with a strong emphasis on hands-on learning, as well as social emotional development. "Making sure that children have developed those skills they will need for the rest of their lives is a gift we are giving them. We understand that preschoolers learn best when given an opportunity to explore and discover and create - they need to figure out why things happen and not be told what they need to know."

According to Temple immediate Past President, Julie Kniznik, the Early Learning Center for toddlers and preschoolers is the beginning of "lifelong learning opportunities" at TST. "These begin with our youngest children and carry through to our empty nesters group. Young families are also able to get to know our community, and we all benefit from literally seeing our future in the children that are here each day."

Lisa would love to hear from you with any questions about the Early Learning Center 508-358-4331