My accomplishments have also helped hundreds of parents and children throughout the years. In a society composed more and more of a household with two working spouses, a parent’s greatest concern is child care and most significant achievement is finding a facility that places "CHILDREN FIRST."
My staff and I know that the comfort and confidence in knowing their youngster is spending his or her days in a loving, caring environment is priceless. While a degree in the field is a valuable commodity (I hold a degree in education and child psychology) a diploma is secondary when compared to the natural love of children enjoyed by our entire staff.
In closing, I am proud of the facility I built from the ground up. What’s more, I know parents and children will be impressed as well. For this reason, I urge all prospective parents to visit in person. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
With warmest regards,
Deborah Murphy Raposa
S.E.L.C. takes great pride in staffing our facility with loving, caring, and qualified teachers who have a true passion for what they do. The staff is genuinely concerned with meeting your child’s individual developmental needs and helping your child acquire the skills needed to succeed in life.
For your reassurance, every staff member must have C.A.N.T.S. (Child Abuse Networking Tracking System) clearance and be finger-printed through the Local or State Police Department (which includes criminal background checks). Each staff member is also CPR and First Aid-certified for your child’s safety.
With the educational world rapidly evolving, our staff adapts to this changing need by attending numerous child care conferences in attending Professional Development throughout each year.
The key to the success of S.E.L.C. is the communication that exists on a daily basis between the staff and the parents. We support our staff and parents as they strive to balance the demands of work and family.
Deborah graduated from Roger Williams University with a double major in Psychology and Elementary Education. She was a substitute teacher for the Tiverton Preschool before she opened up her own preschool in 1984 in what we now call Room #1. Deborah loves flowers, gardening, knitting, reading, boating, skiing, and traveling. She dislikes feeling overwhelmed and unfriendly people.
Some of Mrs. Raposa’s favorite things:
shop: Talbots, Macy’s, Ann Taylor
Skiing, Swimming, Walking
Hydrangeas, Roses, and Lilacs
She received her Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Early Childhood from Bridgewater State College in 2003, when she joined the team here at SELC. Jennifer has an older brother, two nephews, two nieces, a beautiful Goddaughter named Kinlee and a loveable dog named Shadow. She has been with her spouse for over 20 years. Jennifer loves home improvement projects, playing with makeup, helping women find their inner BeYOUty, laughing, spending time with her friends and family, and Christmas! She dislikes being late, feeling unorganized, and black licorice.
Some of Mrs. Magnan’s favorite things:
shop: Target and Old Navy
Kelly Clarkson/80’s and 90’s music
Football to watch, Golf to play
of Mrs. Hoffman’s favorite things:
Color: Mint Green
Food/Drink: Buffalo Chicken and Cupcakes
Band/Song: Taylor Swift
Some of Ms. Nicole’s Favorite Things:
shop: Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Lilly Pulitzer
- PUMPKIN EVERYTHING and Halloween!!
(first concert)/90’s & 00’s pop and alternative
Some of Mrs. Boyer’s Favorite Things:
shop: Anywhere that sells tasty things to eat
butter ice cream made with coconut milk
ones, Mysteries, Suspense…you get the idea!
with a good beat
Relaxing by a fire, that counts…right?
not too smelly ones
Contact our early learning center in Tiverton, Rhode Island, for quality child care from professionals who put your children first.