Maria Bautista
Toddler One Teacher
"It is a real privilege to work with the toddler children. Each day, I see their innovation and their uniqueness. Though they are small, they are already their own people, and I’m so fortunate to have the opportunity to witness their development as they grow each and every day."

Maria joined the MSGH community in 2009 immediately following her graduation from high school. Bursting with passion, Maria is an “old soul” and her natural instincts with the children have made her a valued member of our toddler team since her arrival. Working alongside Teresa Reynolds, Maria supported the Toddler Three classroom for three years before beginning her Toddler training. In 2012, Maria evolved to her new role as a teacher in the All-Day Toddler One classroom with Kathy Aldridge.

Prior to her work at MSGH, Maria completed the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s Internship Program and worked in the community as a tutor and as part of an after-school leadership program. She also enjoyed her role as a summer camp counselor at the Mi Casa Family Community Center.

In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing by taking nature walks through local parks.