Our Early Childhood Teachers have at least a CDA Credential or an
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development or its experience
equivalent, preferably teachers have Baccalaureate Degrees. A CDA
Credential requires 450 hours of experience working directly with
children under supervision. An Associates Degree requires
60 + credit hours, 30 of which are specialized study and work experience
in early childhood education.
Our teachers are caring individuals who demonstrate a genuine desire
to care and educate children. Our staff understands child and family
development and recognizes and meets the developmental and learning
needs of individual children and their families.
Research indicates that in early childhood programs, children benefit
most from teachers who have higher levels of education, and specialize
in early childhood education. We are continuously encouraging our
staff to pursue higher professional development. It is our feeling
that the quality of staff and their professional preparation in
child development is directly related to the positive outcome of
the cognitive development of each child. REMs policy requires
the staff to take 20 hours of in service training annually.