Our Staff

Emotional Development in Raymond, New Hampshire

Here at Play Laugh N’ Grow our teachers are qualified Early Childhood professionals and are required to meet our strictly enforced standards. Our staff has been selected not only because of their knowledge and experience in the field of Early Childhood Education, but also because their personal philosophy and teaching style is compatible with Play Laugh N’ Grows‘ approach. Each staff member must also pass a thorough check of personal references, a comprehensive health examination, and screenings by the state of NH, as well as CPR/First Aid certification.

We believe that learning is a life-long process, for children as well as adults. Our teachers are offered many opportunities throughout their employment to further their education and improve their teaching skills. Mandatory educational training and relevant workshops occur monthly. In addition, we encourage our staff to participate in professional organizations, and to become actively involved in the local community.

  • “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. Opening minds to a lifetime of joy and learning”
  • Kristy & Kevin DeCesare (Owners & Director)

We are the owners of Play Laugh N’ Grow. We are so grateful for the opportunity to run our own Childcare/Early Learning Center. Our children are a part of our everyday lives and we make every effort to make them feel comfortable here at Play Laugh N’ Grow.

Kristy (Owner & Director)

Hi my Name is Kristy Decesare. I am the owner of both Raymond and Chester locations. I am also the director at the Chester campus. Every day, I am dedicated to providing the highest quality childcare possible and creating a positive learning environment. As the director my goal it so encourage learning, work towards accreditation and build strong parent interaction within the classrooms; working together with Elicia Jones (Raymond Director) to ensure both centers are run the same and meet all levels of quality expectations. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family my daughter Morgan, dog Gracie and our new puppy Lila and my Husband Kevin. As a family we enjoy boating in Lake Winnipesaukee, heading up to north Conway for the weekend or just relaxing and spending quality family time together. I am a very goal oriented person and set very high expectations for myself, the center, and our staff.

Kevin (Owner)
Hi my name is Kevin. Since opening Play Laugh N’ Grow in Raymond and now Chester, I have found that working at the centers and maintaining them to keep them looking their best is very rewarding , When I’m not at the centers, I am either enjoying time with my family , playing the guitar, hiking, riding my ATV. I also enjoy is my wonderful dog Miss Gracie and Lila they are both rescue dogs from Turks and Caicos.

We both enjoy what we do because we know that the trust given to us is not given lightly. Whatever roles we are asked to balance in a particular day are the roles we cherish. We trust our daughter Morgan with the very same staff members we ask you to and are appreciative of the opportunity.