OUR STAFF

Director

MS. TATI

Experience:  With HCC since 2021. 20+ years in early childhood education.

“There is an incredible connection between what adults become based on their experiences in their childhood years. I love the field of Early Childhood Education because children have so much to teach me. It is phenomenal how they acquire language and learn to navigate the world. They are curious and eager to discover the environment around them. As an educator, I foster an educational setting where children use their creativity to understand their surroundings.” 

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.” 

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

MS. 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 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, Ones (Cats Suite)

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.” 

Assistant Teacher, Ones (Cats Suite)

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, Twos (Bears Suite)

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, Preschool

MRS. ROSELLE

Experience:  With HCC since 1995. 27+ years of 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.” 

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 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."

Lead Teacher, School-Age Support

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.” 

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.