Daily administration of the child care and education program is the responsibility of the Executive Director. The Assistant Director provides program oversight of curriculum and the child development program. Administration also includes the Office Coordinator and Program Coordinator.
Lead Teachers are staff members with a Bachelor’s degree, or higher level completed course-work in early childhood education, child development or a related field or may also hold a child development credential (CDA). Assistant teachers support the teachers with the implementation of classroom lessons and activities. These staff members typically hold a child development credential (CDA), or an associate’s degree or higher in early childhood education, child development or a related field.
Part-time staff (Teacher’s Aides) work alongside the professional staff within the classroom to offer support in the care of the children. Aide Staff may be promoted to the position of Professional Staff Substitute when they have shown dedication and commitment to their position, have experience working with young children and demonstrate excellence within the classroom. Professional Staff Substitutes receive additional training and can serve as a short-term substitute for an absent teacher or assistant teacher.
All new staff participate in a 4 hour orientation prior to working with children; new Lead and Assistant teachers receive an additional 3 hours of training on the HighScope Curriculum, Online COR, and teacher expectations. Lead and Assistant Teachers also participate in an 8-week mentor process with the Assistant Director upon being hired or promoted, to that position. All professional staff have current certification in CPR and First Aid.