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Opening in 1966, Hays Area Children’s Center (HACC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) childcare facility that provides care for more than 80 children that range in age from zero to school age in our community. HACC provides a high-quality educational setting with a proven curriculum beginning at age zero! We support highly trained and certified staff to provide structured learning in a caring environment that sets children up for a successful transition to kindergarten. Our services provide uninterrupted year-round care that includes a large focus on learning-enriched activities. Your child's adventure awaits!



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Alexis Hertel

I am the new lead teacher in Preschool A, and I am super excited to get started for my first year at HACC!



Michaela Wetter

I am the lead teacher in Toddler A. I am currently attending FHSU, majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education.



Bailey Ritchie

I am the lead teacher in Preschool B and program Director for the Preschool. Excited to start my second year at HACC!



Terri Plante

I am the lead teacher in Toddler C. I have my degree from FHSU in Health and Wellness. I have over 13 years experience in childcare. 



Karen Thomason

My name is Karen and I am the lead teacher in Toddler B. I have worked for the HACC for almost 34 years!



Taylor Patterson

I am a senior at FHSU, majoring in Occupational Therapy. I am excited for another year at HACC!



Our goal at the Hays Area Children’s Center is to provide your children with quality care and educational experiences.  Entrusting others to take care of your child in the same loving and nurturing way and environment as your own can be very scary.  We help make that transition as easy as possible.  We want your child to feel right at home each day at drop off.  Knowing that your child is happy, safe, and well cared for, makes leaving your child in our care a little easier.

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