OUR STAFF

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Director

MRS. RUBY

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!"

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Assistant Director

MRS. ANN

Experience:  With HCC since 2019. 12+ years of early childhood education.

“I am so proud to be an Early Childhood Educator. It is my goal to provide the best experience for our children, families, and staff.” 

Lead Teacher, Jr. Infants

MS. DEBBIE

Experience: With HCC since 1999. 25+ years of early childhood education.

“I enjoy spending time and doing activities with children.” 

Assistant Teacher, Jr. Infants

MRS. MANU

Experience:  With HCC since 2015. 7+ years of early childhood education.

“I am so blessed to work with children.  They constantly show me how beautiful and amazing the simplest things in life can be.” 

Lead Teacher, Sr. Infants

MRS. LUZ 

Experience:  With HCC since 2012. 8+ years of early childhood education.

“I enjoy being the person who helps build the foundation for kids; for them to grow and develop to be successful.” 

Assistant Teacher, Sr. Infants

MRS. WARDA

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 backgrounds 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, Sr. Ones (Tigers)

MISS LAAMIA

Experience:  With HCC since 2019. 8+ years of early childhood education.

“I love working in early childhood education because children are absolutely brilliant. They continue to teach me so much about myself and the world around me.” 

Lead Teacher, Jr. Twos (Pandas)

MR. ANTHONY

Experience:  With HCC since 2018. 2+ years of early childhood education.

“I love teaching children in their formative years. Helping them to do basics, such as eating with utensils, using the potty, treating others with kindness, and watching them grow is amazing.” 

Lead Teacher, Sr. Twos (Polars)

MRS. SARAI

Experience:  With HCC since 1999. 20+ years of early childhood education.

“Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher because I like to educate kids and open their minds to a lot of new things.” 

Assistant Teacher, Sr. Twos (Polars)

MRS. ROSELLE

Experience:  With HCC since 1995. 27+ years in early childhood education.

“The best part about working in early childhood education is seeing children grow and being a part of their lives. They look at life in such a different way and that makes me happy.” 

Lead Teacher, Preschool

MRS. DAWN

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.” 

Assistant Teacher, Preschool

MRS. WEI

Experience:  With HCC since 2019. 2+ years in early childhood education.

“I enjoy the energy and excitement of working with kids. The children are always my number one priority and it is so important for them to be cared for and loved."

Assistant Teacher, Preschool

MRS. FARIDA

Experience:  With HCC since 2014. 25+ years in early childhood education.

“I like working in early childhood education because I love children. Teaching is my passion."

Co-Lead Teacher, Pre-K

MR. ROB

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

MRS. JAZMINE

Experience:  With HCC since 2012. 15+ years of 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."

Kitchen Manager

MRS. MARILYN

Experience:  With HCC since 2006. 20+ years of early childhood education.

“It's fun to see the children grow and learn, helping them to make discoveries, listening to the funny things they say, and the love they give back."

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: 

Teachers

  • 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

 

Assistant Teachers

  • 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.

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