Meet the Staff

Mrs. Maria

Mrs. Maria

Owner & Director

Hello! My name is Maria Neubauer and I grew up in Wallingford, CT. My husband and I have been married for 31 years and have three wonderful adult children. I have also been blessed with twin granddaughters, a grandson and another granchild on the way. I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and earned my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Special Education. I have my reading endorsement as well as my ESOL endorsement (educating students of other languages). I have been a NAEYC validator and have built this childcare center on the foundations of these practices to nurture and develop children to achieve success. I opened this center 28 years ago and continue to provide children with experiential learning.

Ms. Gaby

Ms. Gaby

Assistant Director & Head Teacher

Hello! My name is Gaby Veguilla. I grew up in Meriden, CT but currently reside in Middletown. I am the proud mommy to a wonderful litle boy, Liam and I have the cutest little fur baby, named Paisley. I graduated from, Middlesex Community College with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology. I have been a part of the KGLC family since 2010. I have worked with all age groups in the KGLC family, but my favorite age group is the 3-5 group. I started as an aide in 2010 and have worked hard to get to the Head Teacher/Assistant Director role while working closely with Mrs. Maria over the years.

Ms. Serena

Ms. Serena

Two's Teacher

Hello! My name is Serena and I grew up in Meriden, CT. I have two amazing children Sophia and Joel. I graduated from, Middlesex Community College in 2017 with an Early Childhood Education Certificate and I graduated with my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2021. I am currently continuing my education at Southern Connecticut State University in the fall to work on my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. This is my 4th year being the head two's teacher and going on 10 years working at KGLC with all ages. I love working with the two year-olds and I am super excited to continue working with them this year.

Ms. Elizabeth

Ms. Liz

Nursery School Teacher

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Caraballo and I grew up in Meriden, CT. I graduated from, Orville H. Platt High School in 2016 and earned my high school diploma. I am currently attending Tunxis Community College and am working toward an Early Childhood Education Associates Degree. This is my fourth year teaching Nursey School at Kinder-Garden Learning Center. I love teaching Nursey School because each child is unique and I have a different connection with each one. I am excited to watch your child grow and develop.

Ms. Sylvia

Ms. Sylvia

Toddler Teacher

Hello! My name is Sylvia. I was born and raised in San Antonio Texas, but moved to Connecticut in the 80s. I graduated from Harlendale High School in San Antonio and then attended Springfield and Middlesex Community College to study Early Childhood Education. I am the proud mother of two sons and a daughter, who have given me five beautiful grandchildren and one darling great-grandchild. I love being apart of the KGLC family and working alongside families.

Ms. Taylor

Ms. Taylor

Infant Teacher

Hello! My name is Taylor Burgess and I am from Meriden, CT. I graduated high school from Francis T. Maloney in 2016. I continue to take continuing education courses to learn best practices to care for young children. My background in caring for infants, toddlers, and youth started when I was young, babysitting for my family and neighbors. I am very excited to be pursuing my passion in childcare and I am happy to be a part of the KGLC family.

Ms. Emma

Ms. Emma

Teacher's Aide

Hello! My name is Emma and I was born and raised in Meriden, CT. I graduated from Wilcox Technical High School in 2021. I love helping and learning new things every day.

Ms. Jordin

Ms. Jordin

Teacher's Assistant

Hello! My name is Jordin Gonzalez and I grew up in Meriden, CT. I graduated from Southington High School in 2020 and am attending CCSU for Social Work. I love working with all age groups, but especially the toddlers because they’re so excited to learn. I am very excited to be a part of the KGLC family and to watch your child grow and develop.

Ms. Jade

Ms. Jade

Substitute Teacher

Hello! My name is Jadelyn and I grew up here in Meriden, CT. I love being an aunt to the cutest little boy, Mateo. I am currently enrolled in the nursing program at Gateway Community College. This August will be my second year working at KGLC. I love being in all of the classrooms and working with all ages! I am excited to see all the amazing things that happen this year.

Ms. Karen

Ms. Karen

Curriculum & Teacher Support

Hello! My name is Karen and I grew up in Wallingford, CT. I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. I love being a part of the KGLC family and working with the staff, children, and families.

Mr. Rob

Mr. Rob

Administrator

Hello! My name is Rob and I am the school administrator. I currently hold a National Administrator Crediental (NAC). I am originally from Meriden, CT and attended UCONN and Central Connecticut State University. I have enjoyed working at KGLC since it opened in 1995 with my wife Maria.


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