Connie Richard, Founder
Connie is the founder and Early Childhood Administrator of Hartly Family Learning Center. With a degree from Wesley College in Paralegal Studies she worked for 10 years in the legal field until the birth of her fourth child. This was when she found her true calling to educate young minds in early childhood. Connie returned to college for her Director Certification in Early Childhood and founded the former Hartly Early Learning Center. She found the need for quality care and education in the community to be so great that she expanded and renamed the center to its current location. Connie continues to further her own education and is currently working towards her National Director Certification with a projected completion date of May 2016.
Connie is a lifelong native of Hartly, where she resides with her husband, Michael, and their youngest daughter, Caroline. They also have an older daughter, Crystal, two sons, Brian and Brandon, and 6 grandchildren and counting! She enjoys working, gardening, needlework, reading, restoring antique items, and spending time with her family and pets.
“I believe every single person is created by God for a unique purpose and that it is our responsibility to nurture every child we meet to provide the foundation needed to support their individual growth and development, discovering their unique talents and gifts, enabling them to eventually meet their full potential and find their own God given purpose as they mature and grow into adulthood. I love the ability of children to live in the moment and I truly enjoy spending my time with them and joining them where they are on any given day. Children will always make this world a better place!”