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Our Staff

All parents want to make sure their children are being taught and looked after by responsible adults. On this page we have the opportunity to introduce ourselves.

There are ten teachers on the staff and we work as a team. We maintain a teacher to child ratio of 1:5  in the preschool and toddler programs. All of the teachers demonstrate a love, acceptance and deep enjoyment   of the company of children each day. All teachers have background checks before hiring (C.O.R.I.) and are certified by the Department of Early Education and Care.

Staff Training

Each teacher must complete 15 hours of training in child development every two years.  In addition, everyone is trained in CPR and First-Aid.  Staff meetings are held twice a month to evaluate the classroom, plan curriculum and discuss the needs of individual children.

Our Teachers

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Ida Termini, Owner & Hopkinton Director, Lead Teacher Preschool and Infant/Toddler

Ida has her CDA and Masters in Education from Boston University.  She opened the Playhouse in her home in Holliston in 1989 (now closedc) and added the Hopkinton location in 2002.  She has two adult daughters.

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Donna Colavita, Assistant Director and Lead Teacher Preschool

Donna has a degree in Early Childhood and is Lead Teacher/Director I certified by MA EEC.  She taught preschool in Natick before taking time off to start a family.  She joined The Playhouse in September 2004.  She lives in Ashland with her husband and three sons.

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Betsy Krueger, Teacher

Betsy joined the Playhouse Preschool in Hopkinton in 2002.  She has a degree in psychology and resides in Hopkinton with her husband and two daughters.


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Maureen Urban, Assistant Director and Lead Teacher Preschool

Maureen had six years of experience as a preschool teacher before coming to the Playhouse in 2000.  Working with children is one of her passions, second only to mothering her two adult daughters

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Marie Marchetti, Teacher Preschool

Marie has been a teacher at the Playhouse Preschool since 2002.  She brings her enthusiastic spirit to the classroom each day.  She lives in Medway with her husband and three children.