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.
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.
She received her Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education from Bridgewater State College in 2003, when she joined the team here at SELC. Jennifer’s parents still live in her childhood home. She has an older brother, two nephews and two nieces. She has been married for five years and has been with her spouse for 18. Jennifer loves home improvement projects, golf, reading, singing (super loud) in the car, laughing, spending time with her friends and family, and anything that will help her turn her black thumb green! She dislikes being late, feeling unorganized, black licorice, and fruit flies!
Marialice is currently working toward to her degree in Early Childhood Education. Some of Mrs. Homan’s favorite things:
|o Color: Blue and purple|
o Food: Pasta
o Season: Fall
|o Animal: Dogs|
o Books: Suspense novels
o Sports: Football and hockey (to watch), running
Lisa loves her family, lighthouses, covered bridges, hummingbirds, singing, going to church, travel, roller coasters, taking walks and Zumba.Some of Mrs. Searles’ favorite things:
|o Places to shop: Online|
o Color: Periwinkle Blue
o Food: Gluten and sugar free
o Season: Fall
|o Animal: Dogs|
o Band/Song: 80’s music
o Sports: Nascar
o Flowers: Hydrangeas, morning glories, roses
Contact our early learning center in Tiverton, Rhode Island, for quality child care from professionals who put your children first.