Creative Beginnings Childcare Center  
 245 Gorham Road Scarborough, ME 04074

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Meet Our Staff

Vanessa Bryand/Lead Teacher

Grew up in Chicago, IL and moved to New York in 2010 to attend college. Vanessa started out earning her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Childhood Education from Dutchess Community College in New York. She then went on to earn her bachelors Degree in Childhood Education birth-6 with a concentration in Spanish from State University of New York at New Paltz. Vanessa traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador to volunteer in an Orphanage for a month while in college and is fluent in Spanish! She worked at a Bi-lingual school in their Toddler and Preschool classrooms! Vanessa is the most positive, motivating and upbeat teacher! She is patient, kind, supportive, understanding and loving to all the children, parents and her fellow teachers. We are so very lucky to have her spirit be a part of our Creative Beginnings Family and look forward to many more years to come 


   Brianna George/Teacher

Grew up in Fremont NH and earned her Bachelors of Arts in English: Writing from Keene State College in Keene NH in 2017! Brianna moved to Maine in September, bought a house with her boyfriend and started working here at Creative Beginnings! We feel blessed that she joined our family when she did! She came into our program like a breath of fresh air willing to learn and put her teaching skills to good use! She is a hardworking, compassionate, and patient teacher. All great qualities for working with 2-3 year old children! Brianna and Vanessa make a wonderful team and plan to move with the Wee-Preschool kiddos when they move up to the preschool room in the fall! We look forward to having Brianna as a part of our family for many years to come.


Infant Room Teachers

Nicole Frost/Infant Room Teacher

Grew up in Buxton, Maine and graduated from Bonny Eagle High School in 2008. She spent 2 years of High School in an Early Childhood Program through the Vocational School in Westbrook. Nicole
was hired to join our team as an afternoon part time floater back in September of 2008 and has been with us ever since! Her little guy, Logan is in Kindergarten and Little Miss Baylee is in our Wee Preschool Classroom! Not only does Nicole’s work with young children come naturally, she has an ease about her that is so warm and comforting. Nicole has worked in every room we offer and shines no matter what we throw her way! She is optimistic, enthusiastic, and always in a good mood! We are lucky to have shared coming up on 10 wonderful years with Nicole and her family and we look forward to many more!

Nicole Frost

Ashley Brown/Infant Room Teacher

Grew up in Standish Maine and Graduated from Brunswick High School in 2005. Ashley received her Certification as a Behavior Health Professional and has taken courses in Early Childhood Education over the years. She has two beautiful daughters and Snowflake the Duck!! Yes, Ashley is the famous
duck mom! Ashley’s love for children extends to her generosity and giving heart through being a Foster Parent for the State of Maine. Ashley and her husband Mike open their house to children in our state in need! She is beyond caring, sensitive and dedicated to giving the children in the Infant room the most love and support she can give them! We are beyond thrilled to have her as a part of the Creative Beginnings family!


Manuela Dos Pasos/Infant Room Teacher

Grew up in Falmouth/Cumberland and graduated from Greely High school in 1989. She became a
momma for the first time in 1996 and has 4 Beautiful children! She has a small Photography
business called Manuela Dos Pasos Photography! You can find her and check our her work on her
facebook page! She is incredible  Over the years she has worked caring for the elderly and also
in a few children canters! Manuela has been a part of our team for going on 4 years now!
She is the most loving, caring, supportive, strong and sensitive teacher! Manuela comes to work each
day ready for anything and always has a smile on her face. We are lucky to have Manuela as a teacher in our Infant Room  and look forward to many more years with her as a part of the Creative
Beginnings family!!


Toddler Room Teachers

Alicia McBrady/Lead Toddler Teacher

Grew up right here in Scarborough, Maine And graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education with k-3 certification in May of 2007. Alicia’
became part of our Creative Beginnings family back in August of 2007. She is a very hard working, organized, loving and amazingly creative teacher in our program. Alicia has a natural love for children and we are proud of the impact she has made on all the families past and present. Alicia has a daughter, Haylee Rose, in the 1st grade and her little guy, Spencer, is in the 3 year old group with
Miss Anne and Mollly! We are very lucky to have had Alicia as a part of our family for 11 years now and look forward to many more.


Gretchen Kamszik/Toddler Teacher

Grew up in South Portland, Maine and graduated from South Portland High School in 1992. She has worked for us now since June 2009 and has brought so much warmth and joy into the classrooms.
She has worked in all the rooms over the years and has grown in each room. She is the first teacher to start a dance party or sing a silly song to bring the group together! Her bubbly personality and the
ability to make the children feel safe, loved and comfortable are just some of the things we love most about Gretchen. She comes to work ready for whatever the day may throw her way and we are thankful she has been a part of our family for almost 10 years!


Megan Collins/Toddler Teacher

Grew up in Farmington, Maine and Graduated from Hussen College with a Bachelors in Elementary Education in 2012. Megan has some great experience working with children through being a personal Nanny for a family in North Dakota as well as experience in a center based childcare. She has
an upbeat and happy attitude and we are excited to see what she will bring to our family! Her son Finnian is in our Wee Preschool classroom! We are excited to get to know Megan and Finnian and happily welcome them to our family!

Room Playroom
Play Mat Kids
Setting Setting
Cribs Room
Exit Image Kitchen
Toddler room Toddler Setting
Work Room Desk Area