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Meet Our Team

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Jinchong Liu

Director

Jinchong, known by her friends as Chong, has a deep passion for early childhood education and has held the dream of opening a children's school for a long time. In order to pursue her dream, she obtained a Master's degree in Child Study and Human Development from the Eliot Pearson Department at Tufts University, and another Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College. Fortunately, she had the valuable experience of receiving training and working as a counselor and fellow at the world-renowned Eliot Pearson Lab Children's School at Tufts University. There, she had the opportunity to meet excellent experts in Child Development and was fortunate to get to know the consultants for Wisdom Tree Children's Center. They have provided her with a lot of advice and guided her in pursuing her dream. She also worked, volunteered, or visited other exceptional childcare programs such as the Temple Beth Shalom Children's Center and childcare program on Harvard campus, immersing herself in diverse educational environments.

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Ann Lacey

Ann holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and boasts nearly three decades of experience in the teaching profession. Her passion lies in nurturing the minds of young children, a calling that resonates deeply within her. Beyond her pedagogical skills, Ann is a remarkably creative individual. She excels as an artist and takes great delight in introducing children to a wide array of artistic mediums, including but not limited to acrylic paints, cray-pas, liquid watercolors, and an array of other inspiring tools and materials. Furthermore, Ann possesses an exceptional talent for storytelling. The mere mention of her storytelling sessions brightens the eyes of children, as they eagerly await the captivating tales she weaves.

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Yukiko Hudgins

Teacher

Yukiko brings over 16 years of valuable experience in nurturing young children. Despite holding director certification, she remains deeply dedicated to her professional growth, continuously enrolling in a diverse range of courses to explore various educational philosophies and integrate them into her daily interactions with young learners. Yukiko is a teacher who cares about children. Her calm and positive nature brings the school inclusive and inviting atmosphere. She exhibits a keen ability to observe and understand children, effectively following their lead and fostering meaningful interactions. She will guide children to write their own story in their life. Additionally, Yukiko loves to play musical instruments, like piano, to introduce children to the enchanting world of music.

Kerri Modry-Mandell

Consultant

Dr. Kerri Modry-Mandell is a faculty member in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University, located in Medford, Massachusetts. Her extensive expertise lies in the fields of Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies and Human Development. Dr. Modry-Mandell's teaching portfolio encompasses a wide range of both graduate and undergraduate courses, including but not limited to:

  • Designing Educational and Therapeutic Environments

  • Pediatric Psychology

  • Child Health Seminar and Fieldwork

  • Developmental Psychopathology and Adaptation

We anticipate collaborating with Dr. Modry-Mandell to organize enlightening workshops designed to engage with parents/ caregivers. These workshops will serve as a platform for addressing parents’/ caregivers’ queries and enhancing parenting skills. Additionally, Dr. Modry-Mandell will contribute her expertise by providing professional development and training opportunities for our team of educators.

Lynne May Lim

Consultant

Lynne May Lim is M.A.T., early childhood education consultant/trainer. With over 30 years of experience in early childhood education as classroom teacher and administrator, Lynne May trains, coaches, and mentors experienced and novice educators in the areas of curriculum development, emergent and integrated approach to teaching and learning, science and technology/engineering for young children, and anti-bias/anti-racist education. Currently, she is a member of the administrative team at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School @ Tufts University.

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