Community Childhood Learning Place


About the CCLP Staff

Hale Akin Asyali, Director of Community Childhood Learning Place, is an early childhood educator, with the goal to provide infants, toddlers, and young children with a stimulating and engaging learning environment where they can explore, create, learn and express themselves.

Director Asyali has a degree in Guidance and Psychological Counseling who has worked as a teacher, school counselor, and deputy director in private kindergarten, elementary and middle schools for 20 years. 

Hannah Bailey is the teacher in the Bambino Room, infants and toddlers.  She is a graduate of the University of Maine with three years of experience teaching.  

Carolyn Sirkin is a teacher with vast experience in art education.  She has two Masters in Art and Art Education. 

Becky St John is a teacher with a Masters in addition to book keeping experience. She will be assisting in the classrooms and will help with billing and payroll.

Whitney Schofield has 21-years experience teaching at the Brick Church School in New York City where she worked with the Reggio Emilia Approach.