Meet the team

Jaime Moran


In 2009, she received her Master’s Degree from Southern Connecticut State University in Elementary Education and holds a teaching certification from the State of Connecticut.

Emalee Schilling

Executive Director

Emalee has been working with children of all ages for 15 years. She started out babysitting for family and friends until she stumbled upon a daycare center position and found her true passion.

Carol Yale

Carol Yale

Regional Director

Carol joined the OTR family in July of 2021 as our Program Coordinator and in September 2022 she was promoted to Regional Director. Prior to that she worked at Stop & Shop Supermarkets

Linda Washington

Director Hamden 1

Linda is a mother of 6 and spending time with them is very important to her. Linda is an Ordained Minister as well as the youth Minister for her church. With a passion for children, she believes they are a blessing to all of us.

Tammy Vertucci

Tammy Vertucci

Director of Cheshire

Tammy is the mother of 3 wonderful adult children. She was a Pre-K teacher for 16 years, the last 4 of which were at Over the Rainbow. Tammy was promoted to Assistant Director

Samantha Haynes

Samantha Haynes

Director of Hamden 2

Sam has been working with children for over ten years, getting her start as a camp counselor then moving into the preschool realm shortly after.

Tam Schuler

Tam Schuler

Program Coordinator

I have been with OTR for nine years. I have taught the Toddlers for seven years and served as Assistant Director from 2015-2017.

How Old Is Your Child?


6 Weeks - 12 months


12 - 18 months


18 - 36 months


3 - 4 Years


4 - 5 Years