Management Staff

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Management Staff

staff1Cynthia Prete started in the childcare field in 1991, when she was only 19 years old! She started as a substitute in a home daycare and then moved on to becoming an assistant teacher at two childcare centers in Houston, Texas. Quickly, Cynthia realized this was the career for her. She continued her education in Early Childhood, becoming teacher certified for infant, toddler and preschool age groups. Cynthia taught in childcare Centers for the next 8 years. At this point, she realized she wanted to run a Center and became Director certified. With an impressive college background in early childhood education and years’ experience, Cynthia decided to open a Center of her own.

Early Minds Child Care, Inc. opened in 2001 with Cynthia as the one of the owners and the Director. Early Minds grew faster than Cynthia ever thought it would. It proved to her, she was offering something different; a warm, loving, QUALITY childcare Center.

Cynthia has a genuine love of children. She has devoted her professional life to providing a safe, creative and nurturing environment for children of all ages. She enjoys working with children and watching them learn and grow. Cynthia also has two 2 children of her own, who graduated from Early Minds Child Care. In her spare time she enjoys playing sports with her children, going to the beach, reading, shopping and spending time with her family.

staff2Denise Munroe is the co-owner of Early Minds Child Care. Denise holds a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Keene State College, New Hampshire. Denise has been working with children for the last 30 years and has co-owned Early Minds Child Care since 2001. Denise’s past experiences include special education, home daycare, teaching Kindergarten and center based child care.

Denise wanted to open a child care center because she believes all kids deserve to have a safe, educational environment to learn and grow in. She knew she could provide that in her own center. Denise has three grown children of her own. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, decorating and spending time with her family.

staff6Melissa Fleet (Missie) is the Program Director at Early Minds Child Care. Missie has been at Early Minds since it opened in 2001, starting out as a toddler teacher. The Directors/Owners knew Missie was a rare find and moved her into management in 2003 as the Assistant Director. In 2009 Missie became the Program Director of both the Somerset and Swansea Locations.

Missie didn’t know that this was field that she wanted to be in until she left retail management and became an Asst Preschool teacher in 1994. She continued her Education to become Preschool and Infant/Toddler teacher certified. Working with children and families quickly became her passion. Missie also enjoyed the managing aspect of the business as well and again continued her education to become Lead teacher as well as Director qualified.

In her spare time, Missie enjoys spending time with her family. Missie is married and has two children who also graduated from Early Minds.

staff3Megan Munroe came to Early Minds Child Care in August of 2014 as one of the Staff Directors after managing a center in Providence, RI for a year. Megan graduated from Long Island University in May of 2009 with her Bachelors of Education. She then went on to graduate with her Masters of Special Education from Regis College in May of 2013.
Megan started working in early childhood in 2005 as a summer job and fell in love with the children as well as the education piece of it. She worked her way up to teaching a Toddler classroom for several years until an opportunity arose for her to manage the Early Learning Center she had worked at for several years. Megan came to Early Minds Child Care with years of Toddler Teacher experience as well as the knowledge of managing a center. She works closely with the staff mentoring and managing as well as helping out in the office.

Megan is passionate and enthusiastic about Early Childhood Education and truly loves what she does at Early Minds Child Care.

staff4Sureatha Coleman has worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She graduated with her degree in early childhood education from Hostos Community College in New York City in 1997. She then moved to Massachusetts where she found her Early Minds Child Care family.

Sureatha began working at Early Minds in Spring of 2001 as a toddler teacher. She knew she wanted more out of her early childhood career. She found there was room for her to grow at Early Minds. Sureatha became one of the Staff Directors in 2013. Sureatha has always been passionate about the growth and development of young children. She is a mother of two and is extremely devoted to her family.

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Deeandra started working in the early child field in 2002 and as an assistant teacher. Over the years she learned that she wanted to set career goals for herself.  She furthered her education by becoming teacher certified and then Director certified. Deeandra worked eight years as a toddler teacher to then move on to a supervisor role of an infant/toddler program.

An opportunity presented itself in 2010 to work in management and she started working as a group day coordinator overseeing 10 classroom with over 100 students. Deeandra has a love of working with children of all ages, enjoys creating curriculum for various age groups, and watching all the developmental milestones that children have. Being a parent of three children who have been enrolled in an early child setting she can understand the concerns that parents may have today.

Deeandra is starting a new beginning here at Early Minds as a Staff Director and brings many years of experience and knowledge. Her family consist of three boys and she has been married for 7 years.