ALISON SCOTT, DIRECTOR AT GRADUATE HOSPITAL
Alison has been with My Bright Beginnings since 2012, first as a teacher and then as the director. Alison has a passion for working with young children and has been doing so for most of her life in various capacities and has twelve years’ experience in the childcare field.
Alison has a BA in Psychology and an Instructional I Elementary Education (K-6) certification, both from Temple University, as well as a PA Director Credential. She has worked with children in a number of environments and capacities including elementary school, private childcare, reading tutor, volunteer, toddler and preschool teacher and center director.
As a mother of two young children herself, Alison strives to provide exceptional, high quality care for families and children. Her focus is creating a warm, loving environment for children to safely explore, grow and learn, while making parents feel at ease leaving their children in the center’s care.
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.