KATE QUINN, DIRECTOR AT GRADUATE HOSPITAL
Kate joined the My Bright Beginnings family in 2012 and has played a number of roles over the years. She began as teacher working in the toddler, preschool and KR classroom. She quickly became an integral part of our administrative team helping us to develop our curriculum, child assessments and truly creating strong experiences for children in their learning environments.
Advocacy for both children and educators in the Early Childhood Education field is one of Kate's passions. She has worked with children in varying capacities most of her life and this helped her recognize the importance of children having strong early learning experiences. She has a BS in Social Work, as well as, some ECE coursework, which has provided her the skills to be able to see the whole child and work closely with families to meet the individual needs of students.
"I want the children that I work with to feel kind and brave and be able to think their way through an episode of Jeopardy." - Miss Kate
MORGAN DAWSON, DIRECTOR AT FISHTOWN
Morgan joined the My Bright Beginnings family in 2015, initially as the Assistant Director of our Graduate Hospital center. She quickly moved into the role of Director and has played a key role in the growth and development of our Fishtown center. It is Morgan's goal to create a thoroughly inclusive and diverse educational environment that enriches the lives of all students.
She comes from a program management background, specializing in toddler education and curriculum development. She received her Associates degree in Education and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. Morgan has 9 years of experience in the childcare field, both as a teacher and supervisor.
RINA LEFKOWITZ, FOUNDER OF MY BRIGHT BEGINNINGS
Rina has been working in the field of early childhood education for 20 years. It has been her intent to provide an alternative for parents in choosing a child care center that provides both a safe environment and a developmentally appropriate learning curriculum and socialization at each stage of the child’s growth.
She has a M.S.Ed in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a PA and NJ Instructional I certificate in Elementary Education (K-6). She has worked in a range settings and capacities, including a magnet school, charter school, pilot Pre-K program, and private child care and as a volunteer, classroom teacher, director, researcher and tutor.
Rina enjoys providing a place for children to grown and learn while offering parents a sense of comfort in the care their child receives while they need to be at work. Creating a sense of family and connecting with the surrounding community are both priorities for her. She is a strong advocate for providing quality early childhood education experiences for all children.