Hampshire Franklin Children's Day Care Center

Hampshire Franklin Children's Day Care Center – Staff

Director: Rachael
Rachael has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Wheelock College, and both a Master of Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Education from the University of Massachusetts. She was hired as Director of HFCDC in 2001. Rachael has over 30 years of experience in education, providing high quality care for a wide variety of clients in Washington, California, and Massachusetts. Rachael's strengths include designing and implementing innovative curriculum, excellent organization, and communication skills.

Preschool Room

Lead Teacher: Elizabeth ("Bizzy")
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Before coming to work at HFCDC in January of 2007, Elizabeth worked as both a shift manager and residential counselor at the Northeast Center for Youth and Families in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Since she began working at the Center, Elizabeth has taken a continuing education class in Child Development. Bizzy's favorite thing to do with the children is to read them their favorite books.

Teacher: Grinnan
Grinnan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Her previous child care experience includes providing child care at both a private home and center-based facility in western Massachusetts. Grinnan's favorite thing to do with the kids is art projects - the messier the better! Grinnan began working at HFCDC in 2004.

Infant/Toddler Room

Teacher: Irene
Irene (pronounced EErayne) has a Bachelor's degree in Social Services and has taken graduate courses for Elementary Education. Her oldest son was enrolled in the Toddler Room back in 2003 and her younger son graduated from HFCDC preschool in 2014. Irene is a lover of music, movement, drama, and hiking. In her role as teacher at HFCDC, Irene enjoys playing music, reading, and outside explorations with both toddlers and preschoolers! Irene began working at HFCDC in 2013.

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