Hello!  It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you.  My name is Candace Hoyas and I joined the Little Zion team in August of 2016 as Director and teacher.  Before coming to this school I worked for over 16 years as the Assistant Director of another Early Education Program, assisting in achieving NAEYC accreditation three times, educating teachers and writing the curriculum for the entire company as well as teaching in classrooms from infants through Pre-Kindergarten.  I am a graduate of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York in the late 90’s with a degree in Special Education and had worked in that field for over ten years, including my years of study.  Education has been a life long passion and I also have two children of my own, understanding the growing needs in the education system and the delicate balance there is to life.  I encourage you to come see our school.  I knew immediately when I came, this is where I was meant to be.  The children, teachers, families and church make this place like no other!  It is nice to meet you!