Ms. Katie Romanowski
Classroom: Junior Kindergarten

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2018​


“Edison is such a beautiful center to educate children that is run like a school. The curriculum is challenging and prepares the children well for kindergarten.”

Ms. Kaitlyn Thomas
Classroom: Toddlers

  • Graduate of Carbondale Area High School
  • Child Care Experience: 5 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2019


“Edison truly is an amazing learning center with wonderful families and staff. Children here learn and grow everyday while having fun doing so.”

Ms. Alyssa Salva
Teaching Assistant

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education 
  • Child Care Experience: 5 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: April 2017


“Edison is very devoted to providing a great foundation for each child’s academic career. The staff here at Edison work together to provide a safe and fun learning environment.”

Ms. Chrissy Price
Teaching Assistant

  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: September 2018


“After sending my son here and loving it so much I knew I wanted to work at Edison. Edison provides a safe place for children and a great atmosphere to work. I enjoy working with children and love that I get the opportunity to.”

​​Ms. Melissa Zembrzycki
Assistant Director

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College 
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Director Credential from Lackawanna College
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years​
  • Edison Staff Member Since: January 2014


“Edison is such a great private school that focuses on educating children at such a young age. The atmosphere is professional and the learning environment is academic, fun, and caring.”


Ms. Casey Prawdzik
Classroom: Infant

  • Currently earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Child Care Experience: 5 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2019


“Edison is an incomparable establishment that will give your child the best guidance, respect, and learning resources. It is the only place you will find educators who will care for and love your child as if they were your own.”

Meet Our Educators

Carbondale Center 

Ms. Allison DeFuria
Classroom: Early Preschool

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential received from Keystone College
  • Child Care Experience: 12 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: October 2010​


“The first few years of a child's development is the most important and I take pride in helping my students achieve their individual goals. I love watching their fine motor and gross motor skills develop because of their experiences in my classroom.”

Ms. Cassidy Congdon
Classroom: Infant

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Communicative Sciences & Disorders from West Chester University
  • Child Care Experience: 5 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2019​


“I feel that being a part of a child’s first meaningful interactions and learning experiences is such a rewarding venture. I love that not only do I have the opportunity to open a child’s eyes to creativity, but they can open mine to it as well.”

Ms. Dawn Toolan
Owner/Director

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State University
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education Private Schools
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Earth Science and General Science
  • Director Credential from Marywood University 
  • Child Care Experience: 25 Years
  • Opened Edison: September 2007 

Ms. Dana Whitman
Classroom: Pre-Kindergarten 4

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Marywood University
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in English As A Second Language
  • Child Care Experience: 6 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2019​


“The moment I walked into Edison, I fell in love. From the beautiful classrooms, to the wonderful, caring staff you could not ask for a better place to send a child to learn and grow.”

Ms. Kimberly Casey
Classroom: Pre-Kindergarten 3

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bloomsburg University
  • Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Child Care Experience: 6 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: September 2019


“Teaching is my passion and I truly enjoy every aspect of it. There is always something new to learn that can expand our knowledge and ways of thinking. Education and child development is valued here at Edison, and that's why I chose to work here.”

Ms. Emily Bevilacqua
Classroom: Early Preschool

  • Currently earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential from Lackawanna College
  • Child Care Experience: 5 Years​
  • Edison Staff Member Since: April 2019


“The positive environment at Edison helps give me the drive to be the best teacher I can be to my students. Edison families make teaching here even better. Both the staff and families are so welcoming and kind.”

Ms. Alyssa Bednash
Teaching Assistant

  • Currently earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Bloomsburg University
  • Child Care Experience: 4 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: June 2019


“Students deserve a mentor, confidant, and a friend. Edison is the perfect place for that. The teachers are professional and caring towards their students which makes a great place to work.”

Ms. Melissa Sylvester
Classroom: Pre-Kindergarten 3

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from the McCann School of Business with credits in Special Education from East Stroudsburg University
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: January 2018​


“I love the classrooms, curriculum, co-workers, and families. It’s a community that is supportive and kind, which is hard to find elsewhere.”

Ms. Jessica Krupovich
Teaching Assistant

  • Graduate of Lakeland High School
  • Child Care Experience: 11 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2019


“Edison has such a close knit atmosphere with both the students and the parents. After sending my two children here, I knew this was the place for me.”

Ms. Samantha DeMark
Classroom: Toddlers

  • Graduate of Lakeland High School
  • Child Care Experience: 8 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: October 2019


“I love watching the children learn and grow through our daily activities. There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that my job is to help children gain the skills they need to be lifelong learners.”