We truly value our early childhood teachers as they are the heart and foundation of our centers. We hire teachers who are passionate about working with children and families. Our centers are staffed with highly trained, credentialed and competent teachers dedicated to developing self-esteem in children and a sense of wonder in a safe and healthy environment. Our staff members are highly dedicated professionals who understand that the importance of each child's well-being as their first priority.
Staff members are selected based on their education, experience and their natural ability to nurture children as they learn.We check multiple references and conduct thorough background checks, including multiple local and state background checks, fingerprinting and drug screening. Teachers also meet or exceed the state certification and complete extensive training on early childhood standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Additional staff training includes: Easter Seals policies and procedures and core knowledge areas to understand child development milestones; age appropriate curriculum and quality initiatives in the early childhood field; and ongoing professional development so they are up to date on the latest research of how children learn and adapt cutting edge strategies as best practices for developing and facilitating learning activities with children.
Our teachers respect the individuality of each child and implement educational and creative programs that give every child in their care an opportunity to succeed from the Infant classrooms through the Pre - Kindergarten classrooms. At Easter Seals, your child will be provided a safe, inclusive and nurturing learning environment that promotes the cognitive, emotional, physical, social development of your child for school readiness and an enthusiasm for learning that will last a lifetime.
Each day our teachers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our care, creating happiness in a child’s life by teaching through exploration while supporting parents in their work/life balance. Parent partnerships are a key component as teachers work together to support parent s and share in their child’s growth and development. Trusting relationships between teachers and parents result in positive educational experiences for children. Our teacher’s passion includes heartfelt enthusiasm that encourages high job satisfaction knowing that their work makes a difference every day.