Staff

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Amir Jafarnejad
C.O.O. Administrator

Amir began with Early Childhood Learning Center as an administrator in 1994. He became the executive director in 2009. He continues to bring an engineer's trait of precision to child care administration. 

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Elvira Martinez
Pre-School Teacher

Ms. Elvira became a permanent member of the Early Childhood Learning Center in 2008. Besides carrying out her instructive age appropriate lesson plans she supervises preparation of meals 

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Esther Aragon
Infant Toddler Teacher

Since 2008 Ms. Esther has taught and cared for on to two-year old children and has done so with good sense of humor that cheers up her entire room. Many certificates of achievement attest to her knowledge in caring for this age group. 

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Sandra Gallardo
Infant Teacher

Ms. Sandra entered Early Childhood Learning Center's in 2012. She adds a well balance of professionalism and flexibility to our team. Her assistance in many classrooms from infants to preschoolers to kitchen makes daily operations flow seamlessly. 

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Nabaa Jabbar Toddler Teacher

Ms. Jabbar entered Early Childhood Learning Center's in 2016. Her professional  and personal disposition make her a favorite among staff, parents and children . Her dedication to carrying out lesson plans for her toddlers, for instance,  makes her a valuable team member.  

Nisreen Madhloom
Center Director
Ms. Madhloom is the key to quality care in this center! She started

Board of directors

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David J. Pate, Jr.
President of ECLC Board

is the Associate Professor of Social Work, UW Milwaukee. Affiliated Associate Professor of the Institute for Research on Poverty, UW-Madison Affiliate, Collaborative Center for Health Equity, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Pate holds a Ph.D., from University of Wisconsin-Madison, an A.M. from University of Chicago, and a B.S.W. from University of Detroit.  Dr Pates Professional Interests are Poverty, Child Support Enforcement policy, The Life-Course of Black Males, Fathers of Welfare-Reliant Children, Domestic Violence and The intersection of race, gender, and poverty on social welfare policy formation 

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Joyce Johnson Boggess
Past President and Founder of the ECLC 

has been a stable fixture in the city of Madison for thirty years providing opportunities, and support for children and families in need of extra care due to a wide range of needs. Over the years, Joyce has been recognized for her hard work. In 1997, the Early Childhood Learning Centers Inc received the Dane County Small Business Award. In 1999, she was honored with the J. Martin Wolman Outstanding Service for Youth Award for her service to some of Madison most challenging children and, in 2001 Joyce Johnson Boggess, Past President and Founder of the Early Childhood Learning Centers Inc, has been a stable fixture in the city of Madison for thirty years providing opportunities, and support for children and families in need of extra care due to a wide range of needs. Over the years, Joyce has been recognized for her hard work. In 1997, the Early Childhood Learning Centers Inc received the Dane County Small Business Award. In 1999, she was honored with the J. Martin Wolman Outstanding Service for Youth Award for her service to some of Madison most challenging children and, in 2001 she was chosen to travel to Cuba as a part of a U.S. delegation on the teaching of early childhood education. Her commitment to the community has led her to be invited and serve on several non profit boards such as A Fund for Women and Commonwealth Development . She attended Madison College and University of Wisconsin- Madison majoring in History and Early Childhood Education. 

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