Patricia Grogan

Tricia joined the Cottontail team in August of 2015 after moving from California.  Tricia’s early childhood career has spanned three decades as both a preschool teacher and a private nanny.  She fell in love with infants after spending her lunch breaks in an infant classroom and it has been a long lasting love affair since.

One of Tricia’s passions is using sign language with the infants in her class.  In fact, in 2003 she co-presented a class on Baby Sign Language at the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) national conference.

Tricia’s early childhood philosophy is inspired by Bev Boss, a famous American early childhood educator, who believes strongly in the power of play.  You will often find Tricia doing something messy with the kids – we’re not sure who has a bigger smile, the children or Ms. Tricia!