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"Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society". - Maria Montessori

Jacki Gilligan
Executive Director

Jacki has devoted her career to developing and building early childhood programs to support the educational development and promise of young children.  She has been working in the field of early care and education for forty years.  Jacki is a graduate of CCSU with a M.S. in Early Childhood Education. 
Prior to joining the Southfield team, Jacki developed and operated numerous early childhood programs in the greater Hartford area.  
Her two granddaughters are graduates of Southfield Children's Center.

Jean Clough
Office Manager

Originally from Massachusetts Jean has been living and working in Newington for over 10 years.

She is very excited to be part of the growth and success of Southfield Children's Center, especially during this time of transition.
Jean loves her community and is a past Board Chair of Veteran's Concerns at GFWC, and has also served as a volunteer for Family Promise of Central Connecticut, a non-profit organization that keeps homeless families intact while helping them find resolutions for their temporary situation. 

She has an open-door policy and invites you to give her a call if you have any questions regarding Southfield Children's Center. 

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