Our staff works collaboratively to create a caring and engaging enviroment for children to grow and learn in new and exciting ways.  The staff exceed professional development hours to prepare and implement lessons and activities to meet each child's developmental milestones.

Our Staff

Lisa & Joe Barbarino

 Lisa Barbarino is the owner and Director of the Children's Ctr. For Learning since January of 2007. She is married to Joe and has a daughter named Brianna. Lisa has been working with children for the last 30 years, and works a great deal with the community.






Talented Tigers

Miss Jen has been teaching for over 10 years in Early Childhood Education. Miss Jen received her CDA license in 2017 as well as her Bachelor's Degree. Ms. Jen has been the Assistant Director and Group Teacher for the past 4 years and is the lead teacher in our Pre-School class, the Talented Tigers.

Miss Fiorella
Curious Cubs


Miss Fiorella just moved here from Peru and is working on obtaining her CDA License. She speaks 4 different languages, has a background in Nutrition,  and loves working with children. She is very motivational, and enjoys working with our Curious Cubs, 6 weeks - 18 months of age. We are very excited to have Fiorella here with us and look forward to working with her.

Miss Samantha
Playful Pandas

 Ms. Samantha has been working with the CCL since June of 2014, and received her CDA License in  2018. She is responsible for our Playful Pandas, our toddlers, on emerging language, physical development and self readiness skills through our Highscope Curriculum.

Miss Brandy
Busy Bears

Miss Brandy has been working with the CCL since June of 2015 and will complete her CDA License in 2018. She is responsible for our Busy Bears Class, 2 1/2 - 3 1/2, also known as our potty-training class. She implements activities for children to learn through play through our Highscope Curriculum.

Miss Carla
Curious Cubs

Miss Carla started working with the Children's Ctr. in July of this year. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Puerto Rico and over ten years experience in Early Childhood Education. She is the lead teacher in our Curious Cubs Class, infants to early toddlers.

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