Natasha - Director

``ACA is a home away from home where children are cared for and taught by trained educators with big hearts filled with passion for what they do. Teaching is not just a job; not everybody can do it. Parents entrust us with their children, the most precious people in their lives and we take pride in helping them grow into responsible, caring, educated adults.``

Lana - Assistant Director

``I like to teach children science, math, geography, and other subjects through cooking. It's fun for all ages, and I can find teaching moments throughout the process like counting crackers on the table, putting food coloring in milk, blowing bubbles while washing hands. Structure is important at this age. It provides comfort and knowing what to expect next.``

Our Teachers

We are proud to say that ACA develops a strong community of parents, teachers, and children. At the core of our community is a group of dedicated teachers who have been employed by ACA on average by more than eight years. All staff members are trained and qualified in accordance with regulations of the Massachusetts Office for Child Care Services.

Teacher Painting

Shante

``I'm a creative person. I love decorating my classroom with children's art, my own paintings, and other inspiring images. There is always music in my classroom too, we sing and dance daily. I'm a firm believer that art, music, and movement are integral parts of healthy development.``

Elizabeth

``My children are the light that illuminates my way, so I understand what a profound responsibility it is to care for others little ones. I am just as dedicated to my ACA kids as I am to my own, and I put my heart into everything I do.``

Dipti

``I am a nurturing person by nature. I love taking care of my family, my friends, and the children at ACA`` they may be little, but they are so full of energy and life. I love working with the children, whether I'm feeding them, cleaning them, or consoling them when they are sad. I also enjoy teaching them about my Indian traditions by reading books and singing songs in Gujrati, my native language.``

Jessie

``I love watching children grow. Yesterday, they couldn't walk, but today, they're taking steps! Before, they couldn't pronounce a word correctly now, they can say a full sentence! It's always so exciting, and I am proud to be part of their accomplishments. I put so much effort into everything I do, from planning a curriculum to organizing activities, because the children's growth is my reward.``

Viktoriya

``Working with children is like being an actress, you are always on stage, whether you're singing, dancing, doing a puppet show, or teaching a lesson. I love being around the kids because they always make me laugh. Children don't have bad intentions - you just have to understand them.``

Yuliya

``My teaching style incorporates a lot of physical activity - field trips, nature walks, days at the beach, etc. Peaceful yet vigorous movement, like hiking in the woods or walking by the ocean, stimulates my mind and revitalizes my spirit, and I believe it does the same for the children.``

Jenn - Administrative Assistant

``I like hands-on projects when the kids get to make something from nothing. Once we brought snow inside and made a snowman in our classroom! Traveling is my passion, and I love teaching the children about new places, cultures, and ideas.``

Esthefany

``When developing a curriculum I always think, if I were a child, what would I like to do at school? My curriculum is both educational and fun, because it's so important to keep the children interested in learning. I apply children's natural curiosity to their education.``

Sutapa

``Gardening is my life-long love. When tending flowers, I water, fertilize, and prune them. I expose them to sunlight, and protect against frost. Caring for children is the same in many ways. I expose them to happiness, helping them grow and become beautiful inside and out.``

Lana

``In my teaching, I emphasize healthy living: eating healthy food, exercising, and spending time outside. I love taking the children out to play in all kinds of weather, because there are so many ways to teach physical education, science, and even social studies when you're out in nature.``

Janet

``Teaching is my greatest passion I love helping children learn. I also love music and dancing and incorporate both into my teaching every day. It makes me so happy to see children smile, especially when I know that I put that smile on their faces.``

Michael

``I love experiential learning that allows students to interact with the subject at hand, like when we bring nature projects into the classroom. I believe that an education should include movement exercises, such as martial arts, and character-building instruction, such as lessons on patience, and self-control.``