Meet the Director

Hi, I’m Lauren Grogan!

  • Over 10 Years of Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • State Certification in Special Education for children birth to five years old
  • Active member of the NAEYC
  • Board Member of New Haven Association of Education for Young Children
  • Mommy to two beautiful girls

Hi I’m Lauren Grogan!

I am the Owner and Director at North Haven Child Development Center as well as a mommy to two beautiful little girls. Growing up in North Haven myself, it is an honor to not only raise my family here but own a small business in town as well. My husband and I are very fortunate to be part of a wonderful community. I hope to provide a safe and nurturing space within our town while offering high quality early childhood education for working families. When I am not working I enjoy spending with my family and friends. I have a secret love for cooking and planning parties, where I am able to use my creativity and  imagination!

I completed both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at Southern Connecticut State University in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Special Education. Through my graduate degree I received my State Certification in Special Education for children birth through five years old. I have been working in the Early Childhood field for over 10 years. I have been a classroom teacher, a coach and manager throughout this time span, worked for small privately owned centers as well as a large Federal and State Funded Program serving just over three hundred children throughout the New Haven area. In addition, I am an active member of National Association for the Education of Young Children and also a board member of the New Haven Association for the Education of Young Children.

More recently I have begun to consult for various Early Childhood Programs. As a professional in the field, I have an obligation and desire to share my knowledge and understanding with each family and staff member that enters the center. I have extensive training around The Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies GOLD, Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, ITERS/ECERS and CLASS as well as Social and Emotional development for children ages birth thru five years old. Personally, I am passionate about the rapid growth and development that occurs during the first three years of life and importance of children being exposed to high quality education at a very young age.

“I hope to provide a safe and nurturing space within our town while offering high quality early childhood education for working families.”

The North Haven Child Development Center is staffed by highly trained and skilled teachers dedicated to helping your child reach his or her full potential.