Director's Vision

Early Learning Center Director, Lisa Botelho has been in the field of education for over 25 years. She began her career as an environmental educator, and has also worked for Head Start, Early Intervention, and in the public school system as a Reading Interventionist and Science teacher. She has been an early childhood administrator for the past 10 years. Lisa holds 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 the ELC staff are committed to providing a program that is hands-on and child-directed, develops children’s cognitive, language, social-emotional and motor skills, and includes Judaic values, customs and traditions. “We strive to provide a caring and supportive environment where children feel safe to explore the environment, use all their senses, learn by doing and develop a strong Judaic foundation”. At the ELC we strive to provide the highest quality of education and care, through respectful, responsive and reciprocal relationships with children and families. We nurture the whole child and recognize parents’ role as their child’s first educator and our partner in their education.

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