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.”
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.”
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.