Josh Hassard

I graduated Hudson High School in 2014 with honors, after which I completed a year of study in elementary education at Framingham State University. I spent several years working in dog and pet care but recently realized I wanted to dive back into the field of childcare and early education. Currently, I am working towards my associate’s degree in early childhood education at Quinsigamond Community College, scheduled to graduate in Spring 2024. I believe that children learn best through various forms of play and teacher-guided interactions where they have the opportunity to be the stars. My goal is for children to feel safe, at home, and secure in their feelings. I recognize the importance of diversity and celebrating differences so that each child feels included. I believe in providing a classroom environment that allows children to feel relaxed, comfortable, and engaged, so that they are able to fully immerse themselves in learning. I’m dedicated to fostering strong parent/guardian relationships to help maximize each family’s involvement in their children’s development. I really enjoy nature and, during quarantine, I enjoyed foraging wild plants and mushrooms. I have lived in Hudson, Mass. since I was a toddler. Josh lives with my partner of two years and our two rescue dogs, Stella and Zoey. My family and I enjoy visiting Cape Cod—particularly Mayflower beach in Dennis—and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.