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Elizabeth (Liz) Collins, Director

Liz is originally from Illinois and now lives in St. Louis with her husband and four children.  She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Southeast Missouri State University.  Prior to coming to MLNECC in 2015, she spent fourteen years working in Early Childhood education at a Jewish day school and recognizes that this time period is the beginning of a child’s great learning adventure.  Seeing the excitement in a child’s eyes when they master a new skill or try something new for the first time is an awesome experience to get to be a part of.  Liz enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, participating in events that support Autism, and listening to music.

Christine Walsh, Preschool Supervisor

Christine is from St. Louis and resides here with her husband and son who attends MLNECC. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Fontbonne University. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 15 years. Before becoming the Preschool Program Supervisor in 2020, she taught Pre-K for seven years here at MLNECC. Christine enjoys getting to know all of the families here at the ECC and watching each child flourish. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, reading and spending time with her family and friends. 
Teaching Staff and Enrichment Specialists

Our teaching staff is comprised of classroom teachers, teacher assistants and specialists. All teachers have CPR and first aid certification, meet all state health requirements for early childhood educators and participate in professional development throughout the year. We have specialists in the areas of art, science/nature, music, creative movement and yoga. Rabbis Arnow and Shafrin contribute to our program by helping us welcome Shabbat each week, leading us in song during holiday celebrations and teaching in the classrooms.
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