Melissa Denish 

Director at Magical Beginnings River Academy 

“I am always trying to grow and be better, and I believe that growth at Magical Beginnings extends to our staff, too. When we come together for regular staff development opportunities, I look around and love that I’m seeing women supporting women, encouraging each other and building a community with a shared mission.” 


Keri Whitcomb 

Preschool Teacher Magical Beginnings Peabody 

“Every single day I have the opportunity to work alongside people that have become a family to me. Each child is different and each year brings new challenges, but with the support I receive from my director and colleagues, I’ve been able to balance working full time and continuing my education full time.” 


Caitlin O’Keefe 

Teacher’s Aide at Wakefield Location  

“I love the people that I work with. When I first started as a teenager I was nervous to be in Infant/Toddler rooms because I didn’t have a lot of experience, but every step of the way, the people around me carefully taught me and mentored me. I love watching the children grow and learn and knowing that I had something to do with their development is so rewarding.” 

Mackenzie Gomes 

Office Manager, Magical Beginnings Hamilton 

“I have worked at Magical Beginnings in varying roles over the years, and I am consistently struck by the hearts and passions of our staff at every level. The camaraderie and support between all of the office staff is just something you can’t find in all work places.” 


Paige Smith 

Infant Teacher at MB River Academy  

“I work with infants, which is the very definition of spontaneity – we never know what will happen next! With that comes endless amounts of baby love, cuddles, smiles and giggles, and the deep sense of pride knowing that we are providing a safe and enriching environment for the children and families we serve.”