Meet Our Administration
Ian founded The Early Learning and Development Center in Greenwood in 1981. The success of Greenwood and the demand of quality childcare grew over the years which led Ian to open a second ELDC location in Broadview in 1992.
Center Director, Greenwood
Patrick started at ELDC in 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in American Ethnic Studies and History. He is currently working towards his Masters in Early Childhood Education.
Center Director, Broadview
Lindsay has been at ELDC since November 1998. She has her AA in Early Childhood Education and a BAS in Early Childhood Education from North Seattle College. She has taught preschool for several years here at ELDC before moving into administration.
ELDC Executive Director
Ngaire has worked at ELDC since April of 1994. As Executive Director, she strives to ensure ELDC is a place that provides not only quality childcare and education, but also nurtures professional employment.
Center Assistant Director, Greenwood
Misty has worked at ELDC since June of 2012. She attended San Francisco State University before moving to Washington. She is currently taking ECE classes at North Seattle College. Along with babysitting experience, she previously worked as an outdoor teacher at Lake Forest Park Cooperative Preschool.
Center Assistant Director, Broadview
Talia has worked at ELDC since March of 2015. She is a graduate of California State University Chico, with a BA in Liberal Studies and a graduate of North Seattle College with a BAS in Early Childhood Education. She has an M.S. in Inclusive Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Constructivism from Portland State University. Before moving into the office, she taught in our pre-k classroom for five years.