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Executive Director and office staff


Jo-Ann Spence

Toddler holding a crayon - Toddlers Lowell, MA
Lowell Executive Director, Jo-Ann Spence, wins first ever National Education Award for Child Care Center Director on September, 15th, 2012 in Washington D.C. If Teachers and Directors were treated like athletes and celebrities, would that look like? The 2012 Bammy Awards in Washington D.C. sought to answer that question. Honoring all aspects of Education from Preschool to College, the Bammy Awards are a chance for education to shine. Jo-Ann Spence, Executive Director of Lowell Day Nursery for 25 years, won in the Child Care Center Director category. Her article, "The Director's Job, Straight from the Field," is available from Early Childhood Exchange magazine at She has co-taught a National Workshop on Gossip, is on the Early Childhood Advisory Board of Middlesex Community College and the Greater Lowell Regional Vocational School. She is the past Chairperson of the Family and Community Engagement Council of Lowell in connection with Lowell Public Schools.

Janet Poitras

I have been the Administrative Assistant since 8/94. I came to LDN for a job. I stay because I love to be here. I greet happy faces in the beginning and the end of every day. I get to tell parents funny things the children have said or done. I get to know every family that comes through our doors. I have brought nephews and grandchildren here and believe this program has instilled a love of learning in each of them.

Sandra Doherty

Hello from Sandra Doherty, the Business Manager. My children, now adults, attended Lowell Day Nursery many years ago. They feel that Lowell Day provided them with the early learning skills and tools they needed to help them grow to become educated and productive adults. I have worked for Lowell Day since 1990.
The Teachers have great longevity with the average of 15 years. "Curriculum has changed the most in my 34 years at Lowell Day Nursery", reports Spence. Our Teachers write curriculum which includes math, science, reading and pre-reading skills, and everything a pre-school student needs to learn. The State of Massachusetts has won "Race to the Top for Early Education" and is working on the "Quality Rating System." Our School is always working on quality and raising the bar for Early Childhood.
Contact Lowell Day Nursery to provide your child with a strong, educational foundation.