Nicole is very excited to join the staff at First Church Preschool! She discovered her love of working with young children in 2018 when she began providing childcare for the First Church Mastering Motherhood program in the 2’s and 3’s class. This past school year, she also substituted in the Preschool from time to time. She’s originally from upstate New York where she graduated with a BA in English (Writing) from SUNY Plattsburgh. Prior to having kids, she worked as a Grant Writer for continuing medical education. She became primarily a stay-at-home mom when her son was born in 2009, occasionally taking on freelance grant writing work. Now that her children are “big kids”, she realizes how much she misses the preschool years and watching young children learn and grow, both academically and socially. She enjoys reading, writing and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Wethersfield with her husband, Matt, and her children, Ethan and Ariana (Ari).