With over 52,000 hours of experience, Helen is both Early Childhood Teacher and Director Qualified. Helen has been with young children at ACC for over 28 years! Over that time, she has been through four successful NAEYC accreditations, multiple Qualistar ratings, and the lab school build-out. In that role, she has worked with young toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children. She has mentored many who have worked at the center, whether co-teachers or work study students. Helen has a passion for nature and involves the children in her classroom with hands on science experiments, gardening, and animal encounters. Helen wants to provide the safest, warmest environment in order to help children succeed. She values building relationships with both parents and children, striving to nurture, care, and respect them.