Meet Our Staff
Ms. Jean’s started at Play & Grow in 2003. Her favorite thing about working with preschoolers is “watching them learn & discover new things.” She also admires “their energy and enthusiasm.”
Ms. Jean is also active in the community where she has managed a Little League team for 6 years and she likes to play softball as well. When she’s not busy working with preschoolers she’s at home with her husband and son Brendan who is 10. In her spare time she likes to shop, cook, entertain and go to Jets games.
Ms. Angela has been at Play & Grow since 2001. She loves “to see how happy the children are when they accomplish something new on their own.”
She has two children, Christina and Nicholas. In her spare time she likes to do crafts, garden, read and cook.
In October 2009 we welcomed Ms. Marianne who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Psychology. Every job she's had has been related to children because she can't get enough of "their total innocence and unbridled enthusiasm!" When not working with children, she enjoys spending quality time with her family including her own three children.
Ms. Christine began working at Play & Grow in 2013. Her favorite thing about working with preschoolers is "watching their little faces light up when they learn something new."
She has three children of her own and in her free time she likes cooking, crafting, and being a mom.
Play & Grow welcomed Ms. Francesca in the fall of 2014. She holds an Associates Degree from Nassau Community College. She is a CCD teacher and has worked at another preschool in the area.
Ms. Francesca enjoys spending time with her family including her three children as well as cooking, baking, reading, and bike riding.
Ms. Nancy began at Play & Grow in 2011. She holds a BA in Communications from Arizona State University. She volunteered in a school for children with special needs, and in her summers she works as the Director of Special Events for an area day camp.
In her free time she likes to do family activities such as going to the movies, museums, going on vacations and doing outdoor activities. Ms. Nancy's favorite thing about working with preschoolers is watching their amazing amount of energy.
Ms. Jenna started working at Play & Grow during the summer of 2012. She is a graduate from East Brunswick High School and is currrently studying at Rutgers College majoring in Psychology and in a 5 year program for a masters in elementary education. Before becoming an assistant teacher, Ms. Jenna worked as a counselor at Millroad Day Camp and currently babysits and works at Kumon in North Brunswick.
Ms. Jenna enjoys reading, shopping and baking.
& Grow Learning Center / 1489 Hamilton Street / Somerset, NJ 08873