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Dedicated & Certified



Janet Dotolo


Hi! I'm Janet Dotolo.  I have worked at MDCC since 1992, when I graduated from Lesley University with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.  I knew from the time I was in first grade that I wanted to work with children, and was lucky enough to pursue my dream at MDCC.  I started here as a toddler teacher, quickly moved into the preschool room, and in 1997 joined the office as a Co-Director.  I had my first child in 2010, and we love to spend time with family in New Hampshire and Plymouth.  After seeing MDCC evolve, and being part of those steps, I became Director in 2016.  Many of my past students have returned to MDCC as assistants and teachers.  I have loved mentoring them as adults.


Amanda Riccardi

Assistant Director

Hi!  I started working at MDCC in 2002 as a spring/summer assistant.  I fell in love with everything - teaching little ones, working with families, and the family-feel of the staff.  MDCC has been a part of my life through so many journeys.  In 2005, I took a leave of absence to work for Walt Disney World as part of their College Program, taking business classes at Disney University.  I took a second leave in 2008 to teach ESL in Costa Rica as a volunteer with World Endeavors.  I have worked in many rooms at MDCC as an assistant, teacher, and lead teacher, before joining the admin team as Assistant Director in 2016.  I have a BA in English with a concentration in Education Studies from Salem State College (yup, before it became SSU) and an M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from Gordon College.  I live in Salem, NH with my husband, our 3 kiddos (all MDCC grads), and my mom.


Role of the Board

The center is governed by a Board of Directors that is responsible for:

  • Evaluating program effectiveness

  • Networking with the community

  • Raising funds

  • Setting company policies


The Board has annual elections in June at which time the current Board is either reinstated or new board members are added. Parents serve on the board, as well as community and church members. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact a Director.

Board Members

Maureen Kernan, President

Denise Gaffey, Vice President

Janet Runge, Clerk

Maia Moran, Secretary

Joan Cassidy, Treasurer

Amanda Humphrey

Barbara Sinisgalli

Edna Mayer

Ingrid Parnell

Kara Raymond

Paul DeCelle

Daniel Buckwell

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