The Inquisitive Child

A comprehensive early learning center

Donna Woodsom

Owner / Co-Director Inquisitive Child and Co-Site Director TCS School Age Project


Donna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Daniel Webster College.  She has owned and operated child care centers in the State of NH since 1992 and is the former owner/director of the Newton Learning Center and Scribbles Family Daycare in Newton, NH.  In 2005, after relocating to the Lakes Region, she opened and served as the director of the Inquisitive Child. She also served as the Parent Educator/Child Care Coordinator for Odyssey Family Center in Canterbury, NH.   In 2009, she was recognized, qualified and credentialed as a Level 3 Director by the NH DHHS Child Development Bureau and continues to play an active role in the center's operations. 

Elizabeth Swett
Co-Director / Preschool Lead Teacher

Elizabeth joined our team in July 2014, leading our comprehensive Preschool Program.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Granite State College and an Early Childhood Master Teacher Level 2 Credential from the NH Department of Health & Human Services Child Development Bureau.  Elizabeth is CPR, First Aid, and Water Safety Certified. 
Tiffany Gilbert
Toddler Lead Teacher

Tiffany has been part of our center community since February 2011, leading our Infant Program.  She holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from New Hampshire Technical Institute.    Before joining our team, Tiffany worked with young children in center-based programs for 3 years and was an In-Home Nanny for 5 years.  Tiffany is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Cynthia Hunter
Preschool Lead Teacher

Cynthia joined our teaching staff in August 2015, leading our Toddler Program.  She is working towards an Early Childhood Education Certificate from New Hampshire Technical Institute.  Cynthia has had roles as a Lead Toddler Teacher in other Child Care Center settings and as a Nanny for families with young children.  She is CPR & First Aid certified.

Kara Dorais

Infant Lead Teacher


Kara has over 15 college credits in Early Childhood Education through Lakes Region Community College and is certified in Adult and Infant & Child CPR as well as Pediatric First Aid. She has spent time working for Lakes Region Child Care Services in Laconia and is Lead Teacher qualified.  She continues to take child care trainings and seminars throughout the State of NH and is currently pursuing her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.