Dedicated & Experienced

The North Haven Child Development Center is passionate about your child’s happiness and development and devoted to providing them with a safe and nurturing environment where they can learn and grow. You can rest easy knowing your child is in the best hands with our dedicated and experienced educators.

When it comes to our teachers, our standards are as high as yours.

Prior to hiring, all employees are background checked and complete a state and federal fingerprint card which is submitted to the department for a State Police Bureau of Identification and a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Records check.

The North Haven Child Development Center employs highly qualified staff with education and experience specific to the age groups in which they work.

The Directors and Head Teachers at the North Haven Child Development Center all hold Degrees in Early Childhood Education and all of our staff members are CPR Certified, First Aid, Medication Administration and EpiPen trained.

The North Haven Child Development Center is committed to providing your child with the best educational services possible by enhancing staff’s skills and knowledge around Early Childhood Education.

Our staff is required to earn professional development credits and are encouraged to continue their education towards a higher degree in Early Childhood Education

Staff receives ongoing training throughout the year on site by the director and consultants. Such training includes but are not limited to Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Health and Nutrition, SIDS, Mandated Reporting, Special Education, Team Work, Diversity etc.

Staff is also encouraged and supported to continue their education outside of training to complete credited coursework in Early Childhood Education.

Meet Our Team

The staff at the North Haven Child Development Center is a team of credentialed professionals who facilitate learning. Get to know our dedicated and experienced Director, Assistant Director, Head Teachers and Assistant Teachers.

Lauren Grogan
Lauren GroganOwner & Director
An active member of the NAEYC with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and State Certification in Special Education for children birth to five years old.
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Tricia Huges
Tricia HugesAssistant Director
Over 14 years of experience working in the early childhood education field and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Administration.
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Strong Relationships

Program policies and procedures can promote the ability of staff members to develop trusting, responsive relationships with children. Our teachers and staff want to form a strong partnership with you to ensure the best possible experience for your child and seek to understand your unique needs.

Continuity of Care

Continuity of Care can be defined as the quality of care over time.  NHCD Center provides children and families with Continuity of Care through mixed age group settings.  Children are able to remain in the same environment with the same caregivers for extended periods of time deepening the relationships.  This will provide children a secure foundation for development and early learning.

Primary Caregiving

Children, for one reason or another, are naturally drawn to particular individuals and personalities and our staff uses this to our advantage to develop secure and trusting relationships with the child to help them successfully transition into our program. Extensive research on brain development and how babies learn clearly demonstrates the importance of secure attachments with adults as critical to their overall development.

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