Management Team

Founders of Bright Start Child Care, sisters Mary Anne Mendenhall, Sandra Craven, and Shirley Instasi, have over 60 years of combined experience in child care. All three founders are certified in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, and continue to participate in ongoing professional development programs to enhance their skills.

  • Mary Anne devoted her entire career to childhood development, first as a teacher in the Boston Public School system and later as both an in-home and center-based provider.
  • Sandra has dedicated more than 20 years to the enrichment of children in a child care setting. Teaching in both in-home and center environments, her primary focus is on nurturing infants in a loving and creative setting.
  • Shirley brings with her a thorough understanding of business management coupled with her child care experience. A Foxborough native, Shirley attended nursery school in the very building Bright Start occupies.

The three women who own Bright Start also work as teachers in the center, thereby ensuring that the highest standards in child care are always applied and adhered to.

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