About Us

Celebrating over 29 years of excellence!

Village Green Nursery School is dedicated to providing a caring, supportive and developmentally
appropriate environment, offering a wide variety of activities designed to reflect each child’s interests
and abilities. Our goal is to help children grow toward their potential, discover the joy of learning, and
enjoy a rewarding preschool experience.

The 3 Year-Old Program meets T/Th from 9:00-12:00
The 4 Year-Old Program meets M/W/F from 9:00-12:00*
*Extended Day Program: M/W/F option to extend the day to 1:30

VGNS offers a non-sectarian program. Our Extended Day option is focused on Kindergarten Readiness skills, and includes time for lunch provided by the family.

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Meet Our Staff

Michelle Beauregard is the Director of Village Green Nursery School. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood for over 25 years. She has worked in all kinds of early childhood settings, including center based, public school based, NAEYC Accredited, School Readiness, and as a Family Child Care provider. Michelle is a graduate of the Southington public school system, holds a BA in Psychology from CCSU, and a MS in Early Childhood Studies from Walden University.
Michelle grew up in Southington and currently lives here with her family and her pets. In her spare time Michelle enjoys reading, sewing, and spending time in the sun. She is an active board member and past chairperson of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington, as well as a volunteer tutor for the Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. Michelle believes that giving back to the community is vital to a community’s success. 

Tina Michaud is the Lead Teacher for both Apple Blossom 3’s and Apple Blossom 4’s. She has lived in Southington since 2003 with her family. She has a BA degree in child psychology from ECSU as well as a K-6 teaching certificate from CCSU.  She has taught in both full day prekindergarten and kindergarten programs. During her time as a stay at home mom she volunteered in the classroom, helped run the drama club, and was the co-president of the PTO. She has been with Village Green since 2018. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets, the beach, traveling, and gardening.

Linda Poirier is the Teacher Assistant in Apple Blossom 4’s. Linda joined the staff of Village Green in September of 2012. She started at VGNS as a parent and volunteered many hours helping in the classroom while her two children attended. Prior to VGNS Linda had eight years of experience working in the field of early childhood education. She also attended several Early Childhood workshops to expand her knowledge. Linda lives in Southington with her husband and two children.

Lisa Jaksina is the Assistant Teacher in the Bluebird 4’s class. She joined Village Green in 2022 after a long career in the early childhood field. She has been married for 30 years, has a 26 year old daughter, and resides in New Britain. She has been in the education field for 30+ years in many capacities, from owning her own home daycare for 14 years, being a toddler- preschool teacher in a center, and here at VGNS a teacher’s assistant. With her many attributes, She hopes to ignite children’s spark for knowledge and encourage each child to grow and appreciate the love of education and learning.

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