Experience: With HCC since 2015. 25+ years of early childhood education.
"I have always had a passion for working with young children that started when I was 12 years old and began working as the nursery attendant for the church that I grew up in. I think we as early childhood educators have a responsibility to set children up to be successful, lifelong learners and I take the trust that parents place in us to do that very seriously!"
Assistant Teacher, Sr. Infants
Experience: With HCC since 2019. 13+ years of early childhood education.
“I love working in early childhood education because I get to spend time with children from many different background and learn from them, even at such a young age. I feel such joy to be a part of a team who loves children, cares for them, and spreads the love the kids bring to HCC.”
Lead Teacher, Preschool
Experience: With HCC since 2019. 13+ years in early childhood education.
“Working in early childhood education is both fun and challenging. I love being a part of a child's learning process. Working with my age group gives me a feeling of love and a sense of accomplishment.”
Co-Lead Teacher, Pre-K
Experience: With HCC since 1999. 20+ years in early childhood education.
“I love working in early childhood education because every day is different with its own set of rewards and challenges. There is at least one moment each day that I feel I have the best job in the world to get to see young children learn and grow."
Co-Lead Teacher, Pre-K
Experience: With HCC since 2012. 15+ years in early childhood education.
“Working in early childhood education allows me to help mold and expand little minds to prepare for their journey into life. Knowing that I am able to help contribute, even if just in a small way, touches my heart."
HCC staff members are caring, loving, and respectful of children as individuals. We all understand the needs of working parents and the importance of working together with our families for the benefit of the children in our care.
Our teaching staff is selected on the basis of intelligence, resourcefulness, and ability to stimulate creativity and foster development. Along with these personality characteristics, HCC seeks individuals with formal training and previous childcare experience for our teaching positions:
BA degree in early childhood education or a related field or Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
Minimum of one year of experience working with young children
A college degree or CDA credential preferred
Individuals working toward a CDA or degree are considered
All staff members must go through a Virginia Criminal History Records check and a Child Protective Services check, submit at least three references, and be vetted by the Center Director. The staff receives ongoing training for child development and education, CPR, and first aid.