Early Education Center (EEC)
Meet Teacher Kim Adams who works in the Tigers Classroom.
Teacher Kim writes – “I was born and raised in Pacifica, where I could walk to the beach and soak in the beautiful views. Then I moved to Hayward about 4 years ago with my now Fiancé. I enjoy going bowling in a league with friends and spending my time with my family. I went to Skyline College where I received my associates degree in Early Childhood Education. I worked for the City of Pacifica Recreation, where I fell in love with working with children. I recently had my son, Ryder, which has been such a joy and also a lot of hard work. He is the light of our lives and has given me so much more of an understanding of parenthood.
I found my place here at Highlands 9 years ago when the center first opened. It was my first experience in early childhood education. Ever since working in this community, I have felt so welcomed and comfortable. I am truly grateful to be a part of this program. I have seen the EEC evolve in so many ways and it has taught me to be a better teacher, and now mother.
Kim has been with the EEC for a long time and we thought it would be fun to reach out to some alumni families to share their experiences working with Kim. Kim has worked with many families over the years, and we know they all hold a special place in her heart.
- “Miss Kim is such a warm and beautiful person. She has been a special friend to our youngest son, Tyce, since he was two weeks old. Our oldest son, Evan, was in her preschool class when he became a big brother. Not only did she make Evan feel special about his new role, but she would entertain baby brother during drop off and pick up. Every time Tyce saw Miss Kim, his face would light up. When he started EEC in the Monkey room, Miss Kim would stop by to see him during her break and during his years as a Chameleon, she would always take the time to chat with him. He was thrilled to join her class when he was old enough to become a Tiger. Now that he’s in Kindergarten, Miss Kim still makes a big fuss over him whenever she seems him. This wonderful friendship has lasted almost six years – that is the magic of Miss Kim.” ~ Allison Hasenkamp
- “The best memory I have of Miss Kim is of course the time that Grant said, "Miss Kim, I love you" That's just the best. I knew for certain that Grant was super happy, comfortable, safe, and VERY well taken care of in the Tiger Room with Miss Kim. I was always impressed with Miss Kim's continued learning and passion for this age group and the amazing classroom she has created. It was truly an extension of our home and I am so thankful for the wonderful experience we had there. I believe Miss Kim is doing exactly what she was meant to do.” ~ Kim Palmer