Kelly began teaching in the Child Labs Infant Program in 1996, after receiving a B.S. in Human Development and Family Relations from University of Connecticut. Kelly loves working with infants and young toddlers because they are uninhibited, free spirited, and have so much passion and excitement when learning about the world around them. She strives to create a close-knit classroom environment that is comfortable, warm, and welcoming to all. She looks forward to greeting the children and being received by them with smiles, hugs and snuggles each day, and she enjoys formulating strong relationships with the families and helping them feel at ease. Kelly also relishes the opportunity to help our college students learn about child development. She enjoys seeing their growth over time as they deepen their ability to bond and work with the children, gain more confidence, and work as part of a team. Kelly looks forward to continuing to offer the highest quality of care and education to the children, their families and the college students.