Meet the Staff

Early Education Fitchburg MA

Brain-Building In The Early Years

Busy Bees Preschool Center’s mission is to provide an enriched, early education to children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years old. Research plays a large role in our planning, providing teachers with the latest information on appropriate learning experiences in the physical, social/emotional language and cognitive domains. Our staff is eager to support each child’s unique growth and development.

Our Team

Maria Paulino, A.S.

Proprietor/Director/Lead Teacher

I believe we need to invest in our children who are the emerging leaders of our future. Instilling them now with the skills, confidence, and compassion can equip them to influence the world as they grow.

Education: B.S. in Early Childhood

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I started working at Busy Bees Preschool Center in July of 1998 as an Assistant Teacher and finished my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Mount Wachusett Community College the following year. I achieved DEEC Director II status in 2000. In 2004, I joined the Schott Fellowship, which researches preschoolers and the challenges their families face. It helps early childhood professionals have a better understanding of how to serve and assist the families. As a Fellow, I exercise my skills as a leader on the local level by advocating for the needs of the families and young children in our community. In 2005, I made the decision to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Education at Fitchburg State College and several months later purchased the center. While continuing work on my Bachelor’s Degree, I have been transitioning the ownership aspect of the center, and at the same time, successfully achieved NAEYC accreditation for the Center through 2022.

Languages Spoken: Spanish & English

Interests & Hobbies

  • • Interior Design

  • • Fashion Design

  • • language Studies

  • • Cultural Studies

Zoribett Lozada. A.S.

Lead Teacher Infant/toddler, PS/I/T MA-DEEC I/T/PS Certified

I have always wanted to work with children from a young age since I believe that children are our future. I work with young children to help them blossom and grow to their full potential. A teacher is someone who is caring, loving, patient, respectful, nurturing, understanding and most of all passionate, not only about their job, but also about caring for and educating young children. This is why I have committed myself to making sure I am providing children with a safe, warm, nurturing, positive, trusting and stimulating environment where they can continue to grow and learn at their own pace. I enjoy getting to know all the parents and creating a strong trusting relationship. I want to be the teacher that stays in a child’s mind as s/he grows and becomes his/her own person. Being remembered as a great teacher would be the greatest reward anyone could possibly give me.


A.S. Mount Wachusett Community College

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Busy Bees is my first job in this field, starting with my practicum in the infant/toddler class and since then employed as lead teacher for infants 2 months old – 2.9 toddlers.

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

Interests & Hobbies

  • • The outdoors

  • • Nature

  • • Music

  • • Traveling

  • • Dance

  • • Interior design

  • • Arts and Crafts

  • • Learning new things & gaining new experiences

Cecile Tousignant, M.S.


I am passionate and ever eager to learn about brain and child development and early education and care. I have a talent and intuition with young children, and consider myself blessed to work with them and their families. Learning is a life-long journey, and I hope to foster this pursuit in staff.


B.A. (sociologie/économie) Université de Moncton, M.S. Wheelock College

I have post-graduate development and coaching in language development and coaching.

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Busy Bees Preschool Center was a start-up business which I began in 1975 while my own children were still young. I was a teaching Director at Busy Bees for 27 years, continuing as Director, until the sale of the Center to Maria Paulino in 2006. Currently, I consult, train and coach early childhood programs in Worcester County, contracting through Region 2 EPS.

Languages Spoken: English, French and some Spanish

Interests & Hobbies

I strongly advocate for early care and education on the local, state and national levels. Memberships & community involvement include NAEYC, MAEYC, Fitchburg ECAC, and Monty Tech Advisory. My strong leadership skills keep me involved with colleagues and peers, advocating for unmet needs in our field. In January 2017, then Senator Jen Flanagan sponsored my filed MA bill S255/H1528 (pending) in an effort to improve compensation for early educators. I enjoy chorale singing, reading, walking, baking and cooking, Scrabble®, crosswords, and Sudoku®.

Maria Del Carmen Lozada

Assistant Teacher

As a child, I always wanted to be a veterinarian because, I felt a passion for animals, but little did I know that my real passion would be working with young children. When I started to work as break staff at Busy Bees, I realized I wanted to be an early educator. I absolutely love to teach and support the children in learning and developing. Becoming an assistant teacher for the Pre-K classroom has been the best decision I have made. Teaching preschool children taught me that every child learns differently and are each special in every way. Children truly are our future.


Associates in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Busy Bees was my first job working with children. I started off as break staff then became assistant teacher for ages 3.5-5. I am currently taking early education courses to earn Lead teacher status.

Languages Spoken: English & some Spanish

Interests & Hobbies

  • • Spending time with my family

  • • Shopping

  • • Music

  • • Learning new things to become a better person and better teacher.

Our committed staff would love to get to know you and your child! For more information about our school, contact us at 978-342-4485!