Our teachers must meet one of the following criteria:
- Associate’s Degree in a related field
- Bachelor’s Degree with Elementary Teaching Certification
- C.D.A. or other early childhood certification with 3 years experience in early childhood education
- Complete 9 hours of course work in related areas with 3 years of experience in an early childhood setting.
Teachers are required by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to obtain 15 hours of in-service training each year. Our teachers are encouraged to acquire more hours through attending professional development in courses on First Aid, CPR, Medical Administration Training (MAT), meeting the needs of the special child, child abuse, Shaken Baby Syndrome, behavior management and discipline, age-appropriate activities and appropriate supervision.