Our directors and teachers are certified through the Department of Early Education and Care and are required to hold a bachelor’s and are highly encouraged to complete a master’s degree. The teachers are experienced in guiding children through fun, hands-on learning experiences while supporting them through transitions as they grow.
Ms. Nicole Caldwell
Nicole Caldwell, affectionately known as Ms. Nicki, graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 1992 with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. She also received her Master’s in Special Education in 2018 from ENC. Ms. Nicki spent six years teaching 2nd grade, as well as, coaching soccer, basketball, and softball high school sports. During the summers she directed an Exceptional Program for Special Needs children. Following that time, she was blessed to take ten years off while she raised her four wonderful children; Samantha, Jessica, Ashley, and Nathan. She became the CKH Director in 2010. Ms. Nicki has lived in Quincy with her husband, Kipp (ENC class of 93), since 1994. In Nicki’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her dog Rocco, being outdoors, loves animals, watching her children play sports and cheering for NE sports teams!
Ms. Steph Andrews
Assistant Director and Sea Buddies Teacher - Kindergarten and Kindergarten Prep
Ms. Steph worked at Campus Kinder Haus as a student assistant, in the classroom and the office, while she attended Eastern Nazarene College. Ms. Steph began teaching at Campus Kinder Haus in the fall of 2008. She has a Bachelor of Arts degrees in early childhood education and in music from Eastern Nazarene College. She also received her Master’s in business administration from ENC in 2016. She was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award in early childhood education in 2008 from ENC. Ms. Steph enjoys reading books, singing, and dancing with the children. In her free time she likes to watch football (go Eagles and Penn State!), relax at the beach and explore Boston.
Ms. Mary Connell
Koalas Teacher - 4 Year Olds
Ms. Mary is a born and raised Quincy Resident, whom also graduating from Eastern Nazarene College this past May with her bachelors in the Liberal Arts. She has worked in the Early Education field since she was a junior at North Quincy High School ultimately receiving her own classroom after all her hours of being a teacher’s helper. When she is not in the classroom she loves to be with her family especially her nieces Sadie and Lily, reading a good book, walking and going to the beach, and making cakes.
Ms. Kelly Donahue
ENC Graduate Assistant
Ms. Kelly is thrilled to be a first year Graduate Assistant at CKH. She started as a teacher’s assistant in 2017 and has loved being apart of this family since then. Ms. Kelly graduated from ENC in 2019 with her BA in Elementary Education. She is passionate about helping students learn and is currently getting her Masters in Special Education. She is excited to keep learning and growing with her CKH family. Some of her interests include hiking, reading, camping, and playing with her dog Oscar!
Ms. Britney Jayne
Ms. Britney worked at CKH as a teacher’s aide and is now our office manager! Britney is from Maine and has her Master’s in Public Health and Nutrition from Liberty University. Her husband Matt was born and raised in Quincy and they both have a heart for this community. Once she moved to Quincy in 2015, she fell in love with working with children and feels so blessed to be a part of the CKH family. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and being in Maine with her family.
Ms. Julie Flood
Bears Teacher - 3 Year Olds
Ms. Julie is an Eastern Nazarene College graduate who began teaching at Campus Kinder Haus in 2005. She holds both a B.A. and a M. Ed., and is certified in elementary education. Her years of prior teaching experience span from the high school level all the way down to preschool (her favorite by far). Ms. Julie loves teaching the children in her class! In her spare time, Ms. Julie enjoys reading, participating in triathlons, listening to music, and traveling.
Ms. McKenna Kern
Squirrels Teacher - 4 Year Olds
Ms. Kenna graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 2018 with a Bachelors in Liberal Arts. She is currently working on her Masters of Education from ENC as a graduate assistant at CKH. Post-graduation, Ms. Kenna traveled to Kenya for the month of May and spend the summer and fall working at a church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It was such a formational and special time, but she is thrilled God called her back to her favorite place on earth- ENC. Some of Kenna’s favorite things are spending time with her friends and family, singing, eating ice cream, and having fun!
Ms. Kerri Kosilla
Penguin Teacher - Kindergarten Prep
Ms. Kerri first began working at CKH as an assistant teacher in 2006. She earned a master’s degree in early childhood education from Eastern Nazarene College in May 2008. Ms. Kerri lives in Quincy with her husband and two children (Daniel and Bridget). Ms. Kerri enjoys playing outside with the children and working on art projects. In her spare time, she loves to visit her family and read.
Ms. Lexi Nashawaty
Elephant Teacher - 3 Year Olds
Ms. Lexi graduated with her bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Nazarene and is now pursuing her Masters! Her interest in children started in high school when she became a nanny. Shortly after starting college she found CKH, and after just a short time as an aide she fell in love with working with the kids and now feels so blessed to teach here! Ms. Lexi is excited to begin her teaching career at CKH and to grow as a teacher in the coming years. When not working, Ms. Lexi loves to spend time with her family, 3 dogs, going to the beach, drinking lots of coffee, and reading a good book!
Mr. Nate Sawtelle
Nathan Sawtelle has returned to CKH! After 15 years away Nathan and his family moved back to Quincy in 2016. His wife Andrea is the Youth Pastor at the Wollaston Nazarene Church as well as an adjunct professor at ENC. Mr. Nate has spent 10 years teaching Elementary School and 2 years working with English Language Learners in grades K-12. Nathan and Andrea have an adorable boy named Biruk that they adopted from Ethiopia in 2013 and a beautiful little girl Madhavi that they adopted from India in 2017.
Ms. Ronnie Trumbull
Frogs Teacher - 4 Year Olds
Ms. Donna Vallone
Otters Teacher - 3 Year Olds
Ms. Donna is a born and raise Boston resident, and recently moved to Quincy! She started working with kids at her church and fell in love with teaching. She started at CKH as a teacher’s assistant and has started her second year as the Otter’s teacher. When she is not in the classroom she loves spending time with her family, walking the beach, eating ice cream and enjoying the outdoors!
Ms. Hannah Welsh
Owls Teacher - 4 Year Olds
Ms. Hannah graduated with her bachelors in 2016 and Master’s in 2018, both from ENC. After working as an aide, she fell in love with working with kids and feels so blessed to teach here! She is also an assistant coach for ENC Volleyball and a member of the worship team at St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene. Ms. Hannah lives in Duxbury with her husband, Mike and pup, Mookie. When not working, Ms. Hannah loves to spend time with family, drink lots coffee, and be outdoors.