Our Staff

DIRECTOR/EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Liz Kyle has been employed at Crayons Early Care & Education Center Inc. since 2016. A certified early childhood educator, Ms. Kyle has many years of experience in early care and education and has been the lead administrator of the Crayons program for the past year. She can be contacted via phone at (401) 738-7081 or via e-mail at Liz Kyle, Crayons Director.


EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Karyl Eliminowicz has been employed at Crayons Early Care & Education Center Inc. since 2004. A certified early childhood educator, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from Rhode Island College in 2003. Ms. Eliminowicz has many years of early care and education and has been a Lead Preschool teacher for 10 years. She can be contacted via phone at (401) 738-7081 or via e-mail at Karyl Eliminowicz, Education Coordinator.


REGISTERED NURSE

Terri Sullivan, RN, BSN serves as our part-time health consultant for the Crayons program. Ms. Sullivan received her nursing certification from CCRI in 1987. She oversees all health and safety programming and training for the Center. She can be reached via phone at (401) 738-7081 or via e-mail at Terri Sullivan, RN, BSN.


Education Staff

Crayons team of classroom teachers and teacher assistants have been carefully chosen for their experience and education within the early childhood field. Each staff member receives on-going education and training to support their continued professional development and insure that the program meets or exceeds the state and national requirements for staff qualifications. Crayons team of educators includes the following individuals:

Nanisia Oliveira – Infant Teacher
Tammi Whelan – Infant Teacher Assistant
Kimberly Mora – Infant Toddler Teacher
Tricia Silva – Teacher Assistant
Kate Lucca – Toddler Teacher
Heather Audet – Toddler Teacher Assistant
Charlene Ricci – Preschool Teacher
Joan Nunes – Teacher Assistant
Linda Petrosinelli – Teacher
Theresa Barbery – Teacher Assistant
Kathy Crouse – Preschool Teacher
Beth Armstrong – Teacher Assistant

KidsConnect Staff

Crayons is a certified provider of KIDSCONNECT, or therapeutic child care under the Rhode Island Department of Human Services. Our KIDSCONNECT staff are responsible for providing additional clinical and therapeutic supports to children and youth with special health care needs within the early childhood environment. For more information, families may contact Director, Liz Kyle or the following team members:

Rachel Boisvert, LICSW – KIDSCONNECT clinician
(401) 739-2700 ext 209
Linda Petrosinelli, M. Sp Ed – Special Educator
(401) 738-7081
Jessica Tingle – Inclusion Specialist
Donna Smith – Inclusion Specialist
Marilia Pereira – Inclusion Specialist
Maddie Mackay – Inclusion Specialist