Welcome From Our Director


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“What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

― A.A. Milne

Dear Parents and friends of HPCommunity,

When Winnie-the-Pooh says today is his favorite day, it makes us smile. It also reminds me of why we do what we do. As professionals in early childhood education, we have the privilege of being in the presence of young children who remind us, day in and day out, what in life is important. They remind us of the importance of being in the moment, to play, to notice what and who is before us, to make friends, to share feelings, to give hugs, to be honest, to dare to ask questions and to enjoy the excitement of finding answers. We may think we are lighting the way for these young children, when they, in fact, are the little beacons. They shine their little lights on our adult constraints and preconceived expectations and every day open up a world of possibility, wonder, and magic. What a gift.

I look forward to carrying on and improving the practices that have made HPCommunity what is for so many years. I am joined by an amazingly talented and dedicated staff. Whether a staff member at HPCommunity has served one year or 35 years, we all love our work in early childhood and also take our roles very seriously. We believe that every child deserves to thrive. We work diligently to provide an environment rich in opportunities to explore not only materials and ideas, but also relationships between children, adults, and the world around them. Like our name, we believe in community and all that that word entails. Communication is important to us and to that end please expect to get information via email regularly. Also know that our door is always open for further conversation.

So, welcome to the HPCommunity website! Welcome to a place that is dedicated to protecting and celebrating childhood. Welcome to a place that appreciates and values diversity, play, creative thinking and problem-solving. Welcome to a place whose staff sees it as an honor to care for and teach young child(ren). May today be your favorite day.

Sincerely,

Lisa Adelmund, Executive Director
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