Advocating for Children & Families
Loving Hands Enrichment Center was founded in 2006 by Tanya Lofty. The day school offers a safe, nurturing, and multicultural environment for your child's development from infancy through 5 years of age. As a mother of two wonderful young men, Mrs. Lofty has always had a love and passion for the enhancement of children and their access to education. With over 17 years of experience, it has allowed her to extend education to parents, staff, and colleagues.
The organization's service extends beyond the classroom with deep roots within Prince George County. Loving Hands Enrichment Academy has partnered with local school to assist students complete service hours, partnered the community organization S.O.M.E to deliver food to families in need, and have provided Parent Night Out after hour services for families. The organization is rooted in encouraging students to have an impact in their community early. In response to the Sandy Hook School Shooting students sent snow flakes to honor the lives of the children lost.
The organization facilitates continuing education for staff. In partnering with the Maryland Excels Program, Childcare Credentialing Program, and P.G. Child Resource center staff members have access to quality continuing education opportunities. Staff development efforts are also promoted by working with the Child Development Professional Development Fund, training, and mentoring opportunities.
Meet the Team
Tanya Lofty, M.S Ed
I have a love and passion for children! Presently, I have a Master’s in Early Childhood Studies-Administration, Management and Leadership, a BA in Early Childhood Care and Education, Mastery Certificate in Early Childhood, Mastery Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education and am also credentialed by the State of Maryland with 17 years of experience in the childcare industry.
My primary responsibilities include the daily operations and program goals of the center for ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. To include maintaining a positive learning environment through educational activities and a stimulating curriculum; conducting yearly Parent/Teacher conferences; participating in ongoing professional trainings; maintaining all administrative and record keeping operations; maintaining all financial goals and obligations; ordering and performing inventory of all classroom and food supplies; maintaining all MSDE regulation criteria and updates; preparing and overseeing all trainings and duties of program volunteers and staff; maintaining all operations of marketing and human resources.
Our Assistant Director Moriah, has a love and passion for children. Her ability to multitask and manage classroom behavior is just one of her strengths. Her teaching style is hands on with all of the children. She loves observing and connecting with each child and their family. This allows her to understand each family's dynamic and cultural practices. She has been with us for 8 years. She has her CDA, training in First Aid/CPR and SIDS.
Aides & Volunteers- Aides assist with various duties as assigned within the classroom. They are a major asset. We have also partnered with local high schools to ensure students meet service hours required for graduation. All volunteers are screened, monitored and meet certain criteria in order to volunteer.