Happy Faces Early Learning Center Inc.  

 12605 Mattawoman Dr.                                            
 Waldorf, MD. 20601                           (301)645-0070
     

 
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Management 

Happy Face's Staff are selected very carefully.  We hire only well qualified teachers that are fully qualified to address the needs of each child.  Happy Faces recognizes that each child has unique educational and developmental needs. The children are motivated to learn through fun and exciting activities.  Our  teachers make transitioning easy for your child from saying good bye in the morning to their parents to advancing to a new classroom. We have created a safe, educational and nurturing environment.  The owner, management and staff work together in order to have the finest center for your child.  We work in partnership with each parent so that each child will grow to be self-confident and well adjusted.  Our teachers are good role models for the children.  Our turnover rate for the staff at Happy Faces is exceptional  low with the average length of service being over ten years.  A background check is conducted for each employee. There is always staff members with CPR and First Aid Certification on duty.  All staff members continue their education by attending numerous classes, workshops and educational conferences.  Each staff member, parent and child is respected at Happy Faces regardless of age, gender or culture.




Ms. Connie
President/Owner

She resides  in Waldorf. Ms. Connie is active in the day to day operation of Happy Faces. Ms. Connie has been an early childhood educator for 40+ years. She is a member of the National Child Care Association, Southern Maryland Child Care Resource Center, National Association For The Education Of Young Children, and Maryland State Child Care Association. She has two grown children, several grandchildren, one great grandchild and two VERY spoiled dogs. When she has any free time you can find her spoiling one or more of her grandchildren. With her employees she attends numerous workshops, classes and educational conferences.




Mr. Tim
Vice President

Mr. Tim is married and is the proud father of two very special daughters. He has two dogs that he treats like babies. Mr. Tim has worked in the family business for over 20 years. Mr. Tim attends many workshops, classes and conferences to continue his education in early learning and child care. Bright and early each morning Mr. Tim greets the children, parents, and staff.   Mr. Tim also performs many administrative duties to ensure a safe environment for children and to provide appropriate supplies and equipment for Happy Faces. 



Ms. Faye
Director

Ms. Faye is a married and the mother of three children. She has volunteered at her children's school and is a active PTA member. Ms. Faye has enjoyed coaching soccer, baseball and softball teams.   She worked as a Dedicated Aide for Visually Impaired Children in the public school system.  Happy Faces hired Ms. Faye in 2009 and in 2015 Ms. Faye became the Director at Happy Faces. Faye believes that everyone from staff to parents should work together as a team. I believe there should always be good communication between staff and parents. If communication is maintained children are much more likely to thrive and achieve any goal. Faye received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a member of NAEYC as well as being Credentialed by the Maryland State Dept of Education. Faye is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.






Ms. Cathy  
Assistant Director 
for the Infants and Toddler


She enjoys spending time with her husband of thirty six years and time with her two daughters and son in law. She is the grandmother of one sweet little girl.  
Ms. Cathy says what she likes most at Happy Faces is, "Seeing my children’s faces light up when they learn new things. Happy Faces is like one big family. It is privately owned and operated and not a chain." Ms. Cathy has worked at Happy Faces for 16+ years.  Ms. Cathy works with the infants.  Ms. Cathy’s long term goals are, " To continue my contributions of making Happy Faces a wonderful environment for children to learn and grow."




Ms. Shavona  
 

Assistant Director of Preschoolers 
and School Age Children

Ms. Shavona has been working at Happy Faces for over 9 yrs.  Ms. Shavona has her Senior Staff Certificate to work with Pre-
Schoolers and her Group Leader Certificate to work with School Age children. Her position at Happy Faces is to help teach the 4 and 5 year olds phonics, beginning math, word wall words and the many other skills needed for Kindergarten.  If you were to ask her why she works at Happy Faces she would tell you "Because I love my children and all the staff members here."  Ms. Shavona is a very happy professional individual with high goals in life.  Ms. Shavona would like to open a child care center  but until then she would like to stay with Happy Faces.