My name is Dawn Grace and I’m the Curriculum Director at Hand-in-Hand. I work with the child care and preschool, after school, and summer enrichment programs, and I plan all the activities the children and young adults do on a daily basis. I handle all the participant files, keeping them organized and up to date, and I work with the Hand-in-Hand staff members to ensure quality and licensing is current and being followed. I also plan the summer enrichment program and all the field trips for the kids in the summer. Lastly, I answer phones and the door and order things when necessary because everything at Hand-in-Hand is a team effort.
I love Hand-in-Hand because we are like one big, happy family and I love seeing the difference our staff members make for our kids every day. The smiles on their faces and the sense of accomplishment that the children have make all the extra work worthwhile. Our kids and families are the best and our staff members truly care about them. I feel like our center makes a big difference every day in the children’s lives, as well as the parents’ lives, and our community benefits from the work we do here. The care our staff puts into their work really sets Hand-in-Hand above other child care and respite care centers.