Ms. Jennifer Bovatsek
 
Jen Bovatsek is in her 2nd year teaching at The Growing Place but has plenty of experience here as a parent. She loves working with young children and their families. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and completed her Early Childhood Education Curriculum where, after graduation she realized that she is the most passionate about the importance of play in child development. She decided to go back to school, (also passionate about lifelong learning!) and earned a Masters Degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism from San Francisco State. She continues to be grateful that she is able to create environments where children learn through play and grow through experiential learning. When not in the, she has an 8 year old daughter, and 5 year-old boy/girl twins who keep her very busy. Her favorite activities include being a Girl Scout leader, watching their pet bunny hop around and getting to the beach as often as she can. 
 
Ms. Crystal Alexander
 
  Crystal has been teaching young chldren for over thirty years. She has 3 beautiful children who all went throught The Growing Place and have many amazing memories of her very own children learning and growing in all of these very same classrooms. They started in the parent/toddler program and went all the way through until 1st grade. Her time away from this second home is volunteering in the community, visiting her children who are now in college, and spending time with her animals. Her favorite activity though is participating in running and racing marathons including The Boston Marathon in 2023.