Tanya Ouellette-Pierce

Smithfield Center

My name is Miss Tanya and I am the Director of The Children’s Workshop in Smithfield. I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 15 years and have worked for The Children’s Workshop since 2005 when I joined the team at our Seekonk location, later becoming our School Director in Central Falls. I started out as a classroom teacher and as my experience and education grew, so did my passion to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

I believe that every child deserves a positive early learning experience because it is their first love of learning that will help them grow into lifelong learners. I would love to meet with you and show what our school has to offer. I know we will leave a lasting impression!

Leigh Wolpensinger

North Kingstown Center

Hello, my name is Ms. Leigh and I am the Director at our North Kingstown school! I currently hold my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with an Art concentration, as well as my Master’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I received my educator degrees in New York and received reciprocity from Rhode Island in 2014.

I grew up in Long Island, NY and moved to RI with my husband five years ago. I have two children, Ben and Faye, who also attend TCW North Kingstown. In my spare time I like to travel, go to the beach, garden, do DIY projects around the house, and spend time with my family.

I am passionate about working with young children. There is no greater joy than to watch the growth and development of a child and to help support and assist them in accomplishing their goals. As an educator, my goal is to pave the foundation for my students to become successful, confident, and enthusiastic lifelong learners! Stop by TCW North Kingstown and I can give you a tour of our wonderful facility!

Liz Guido

Cranston Center

My name is Liz Guido and I am the Director at our Cranston location! I have been with The Children’s Workshop since June, 2014. I began working in the Cranston location teaching Kindergarten and I have worked in all classrooms, infants through school age. Prior to returning to TCW Cranston, I was the Assistant Director of our Norwood location!

I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I am DIrector II certified in Massachusetts and I also have my state teaching license in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Master’s degree in Special Education from Rhode Island College.

My favorite part of working with children is seeing the dedication of the teachers and their magnitude of warmth and knowledge. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, the great outdoors, and spending time with my husband, Vinny and our two dogs. We recently added a brand new member of the family; our son, Dominic, who will attend TCW Smithfield!

I’d love to meet you and your family, so come by TCW Cranston and tour our facility and meet our wonderful teachers!

Lori Quigley

Seekonk Center

Hi! My name is Lori Quigley, and I am the Director of The Children’s Workshop in Seekonk, MA. I started with TCW in 2015 at our Bourne location as a Kindergarten teacher. Although I loved being a teacher, I wanted to expand my career into management. In June of 2016, I was presented the opportunity to be closer to home and become Assistant Director of the Seekonk site. After just one short year, I was promoted to Director!

Education and children are my passion. I have never wanted to do anything else! Being able to work with children and help shape young, eager and inquisitive minds is something I never grow tired of. I truly love my profession, the staff that I work with, and getting to meet new families every day. I have a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts, and have been in education since 1999. Most of my professional experience in teaching was in the Catholic School sector. I was also the Coordinator for Bristol Community College “Kid’s College” program for fifteen years.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and traveling throughout New England on our Harley Davidson motorcycle (who would have guessed it, right?), or relaxing and reading a book in our back-yard oasis. I am the mom of two beautiful girls, Allie and Megan, as well as step mom to my fiancé’s children, Lynsey and Ian. I look forward to being your partner in education, and welcoming you to our TCW family here in Seekonk!

Andrea Fornara

Norwood Center

I joined The Children’s Workshop in November 2014. During these four years I have worked in classrooms, provided support to numerous centers, and served as director, and interim director. Prior to joining TCW I worked in the field of early childhood education on and off since 1992. In addition to working with young children, I have also worked in a substantially separate special needs middle school classroom, taught high school English, and managed a food service program. It was during my time teaching high school that I came to the decision to return to teaching young children; realizing that providing a firm developmental and academic foundation was the best way to foster later school and life success. I hold a bachelor’s degree in management, have taken many early childhood classes, and have begun working on a master’s in early childhood education.

I am passionate about the field of early childhood education because there is no greater joy, than to witness and be part of a child’s evolution. Every child has special gifts to offer the world and my work allows me to help bring those gifts to light. And as a director I have the opportunity to work with others to create such an environment for this to happen.

On my own time, I enjoy travelling with my husband, spending time with my daughters and their families, as well as crafting, cooking, gardening, and sewing.

Tara Foster

Providence Center

Hi! My name is Tara and I’m the Director of our Providence location.

I began my career at TCW in May of 2010 at our Central Falls location. I started as the School Age Coordinator and in 2012-2014, I took on the Director of TCW Seekonk role.  I became Assistant Director/Education Coordinator of the TCW Providence location in March of 2014, where I am now the Director.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Salve Regina University and hold an Early Childhood certificate PK-2 from the State of RI.

When I am away from TCW, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three boys.  We all enjoy the outdoors and love to do things like camping, fishing and cooking out.

Give me a call so you can meet the amazing staff here and see all the wonderful activities they have planned for your children!

Jennifer Fucci

North Attleboro Center

Hi! My name is Jenn Fucci and I am the Director of TCW North Attleboro. I have an extensive background in early childhood and I started my professional journey with TCW when it was Child Care Connection; I was the head teacher/kindergarten teacher there. I then worked for Early Intervention for several years and my latest position was working for a daycare in Massachusetts as the Assistant Director. I attended the University of Rhode Island and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development. I have also taken graduate courses in Early Childhood Education.

I have a 12 year old son who is involved with Boy Scouts, his school robotics team and has recently started fencing! In my spare time, you can find me with my loved ones and family, hiking, reading or at the beach in the summer!

Stop by The Children’s Workshop – North Attleboro and come see our newly renovated classrooms and playgrounds and learn all about our school!

Jenny Sousa

Central Falls Center

My name is Jenny Sousa and I am the director at TCW Central Falls. I have been part of the TCW family for 15 years now. I am a native of Central Falls and love to be part of this wonderful community. I have worn many hats with TCW from teen aid, toddler teacher, lead administrator and now your school director.

When not with my TCW family, I love spending time with my nine year old son, husband, family and friends. I love to travel, explore and create new experiences in life and make every moment last.

I would love to meet you and your family. Please feel free to come visit our school and the wonderful staff here at TCW Central Falls

Trudi Wagner

Westborough Location

Hi, my name is Trudi Wagner and I am thrilled to be the School Director at our Westborough location!

I have been with The Children’s Workshop since 2013 and love our philosophy of learning through play. My passion for early childhood began at a young age and has only grown deeper with time and training.

I am a firm believer that children learn best when surrounded by an atmosphere where fun and learning go hand in hand. I would love the opportunity to introduce you to our wonderful staff, show you around our classrooms, and speak with you about our emergent curriculum. Please give me a call to schedule a tour today!

Kelly Hogan

Hanover Location

I have been employed with The Children’s Workshop since May of 2001. I started off as a part time teacher assistant while going to school for Early Childhood Education. From then I went on to become the teacher of a preschool classroom. A few years later I stepped out of the classroom to take on more of a leadership role as the assistant director and later the director of our school in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. In December of 2018 I moved my family to Massachusetts and became the Director of one of our newest schools in Hanover.

I am a mother to a beautiful little girl, Arabelle, who amazes me each and every day. We enjoy traveling in our free time. We are huge Disney fans and try to make it there as often as possible!

I am so lucky to be able to work with such a dedicated group of teachers. Please feel free to give me a call because I would love to show you the programs we offer.

Jecenia Torres

Raynham Location

Hi, I’m Jecenia and I’m the Director of The Children’s Workshop in Raynham, MA! I joined the TCW family in July of 2016, becoming the Assistant Director of TCW Norwood in November 2016.

I hold a BA in Human Services, specializing in Early Childhood Education from Fisher College and I am EEC certified through Director II. I have been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2005.

My favorite part of working with children is bringing a smile to a child’s face through fun and play! When not at TCW, I enjoy spending time with my two children, watching movies, shopping, and attending youth football! I am an avid sports mom!

I hope you’ll come visit our wonderful new school to learn more about our engaging programs and curriculum. I would love to take you and your family for a tour of our wonderful facility! Contact me anytime at (508) 823-7480 or raynham@childrensworkshop.com.