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Site Directors

Paula Costa

East Greenwich

Ms. Paula Costa has been with the Stork’s Nest Child Academy since 1997. She started out as a kindergarten teacher and soon afterwards became the Director. Ms. Costa has her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and is a certified teacher for the State of Rhode Island. She has also taken both Foundations and Developing a Standards Based Curriculum through the Rhode Island Department of Education.


Ms. Costa has two children of her own. Her commitment to our program is immeasurable and her dedication to her staff, and the children and families in her school is exceptional.

Melissa Archambault


Mrs. Archambault has been with SNCA since 1999. She started as a Teacher Assistant in the preschool program in our East Greenwich location and was also promoted to Assistant Director in 2002.


In 2003, when our Warwick facility was built, Melissa accepted the position of Site Director. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood and is Level II RIDE certified.

Melissa Cabral


Mrs. Melissa Cabral has been with Stork’s Nest Child Academy since 2003. She has taught many age groups including crawlers, toddlers and three year olds. She was also a supervisor for 3 years at our East Greenwich school and has been director at Smithfield since 2015.


Melissa has her Associates Degree in Education/Special Education. She has taken many RI Early Learning and Development Trainings and continues to do so to stay current on best practices for Early Childhood Education. She is a strong advocate for families, children and her staff.