Anne Clarkin – Director and Younger Class Teacher


Anne has a B.A. in Women’s Studies and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has served the community for many years as an employee of the Falmouth Public Library, and a teacher in the Falmouth Jewish Congregation’s religious school. Anne has been the younger class teacher since 2009 and has a long association with the school as a parent, Board member, and substitute teacher. Her classroom aquariums and worm bins fascinate the children, and are just some of the ways Anne’s love of nature is woven into the daily life of the Child Center.

Darryl duRivage – Older Class Teacher


Darryl has been the older class teacher at the Child Center since 1994. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University, has worked internationally both in the non-profit and service industry, has run a home day-care business, and is also a librarian at the Falmouth Public Library. Darryl’s passion for cooking, reading and the outdoors greatly enrich the curriculum. She enjoys applying her creativity and inventiveness to planning the weekly themes. For the children, her imaginative art projects and made-up songs are an unforgettable part of their Child Center experience.

Terry Giardi – Lunch Bunch Aide



Terry Giardi retired in 2008 after working at the Child Center for 29 years. She was the younger class teacher and Director. We are delighted to welcome her back to share the job of lunch bunch teacher. Children are attracted to her warmth and kindness and we all appreciate her humor and experience.

Jessica Adams — jessLunch Bunch Aide

Jessica Adams is the newest lunch bunch teacher at the Woods Hole Child Center. She grew up in Falmouth and has always been especially fond of Woods Hole. Jessica earned a degree in Psychology from UMASS Amherst in 2007. Since graduating from college, she has worked part-time and full-time at a number of different daycare centers and preschools in Massachusetts. Jessica loves working (and playing) with children of all ages. She is thrilled to be a member of the Woods Hole Child Center family.


WHCC Licensing

All teachers are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and are certified in Pediatric First Aid and CPR.

MA Department of Early Education & Care
Site #: 200115
License #: 9005021