Our teaching staff is carefully screened, trained, and supervised. The Office of Family and Children Services requires a minimum of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for all pre-school teachers who are working with young children. This nationally recognized credential in the field of early childhood education is issued by the Council for Professional Recognition. Most of our teachers have degrees and are NYS Teacher Certified. Our assistant teachers hold CDAs.
All Head and Assistant Teachers are required to complete 60 hours of training every licensing period. Most of our teachers have remained on our staff for many years. In fact, 80% of our professional staff have been at our preschool for more than 15 years.
All teachers are trained in CPR, first aid, and reporting suspected cases of child abuse. Our Head Teachers are MAT (Medication Administration Training) certified which enables them to dispense medication for emergencies and chronic conditions.
"I love my teachers because they do such wonderful things. I can't wait to go every morning because I love school!!"
– DJ, age 4