Qualified staff are a key component to quality childcare and early childhood education. All lead teachers have advanced education in early childhood or a closely related field. All lead teachers must have a minimum of a Child Development Associate Credential. The majority of lead teachers have a Bachelor or Masters degree. Assistant teachers must have at least a CDA or be enrolled in classes to obtain the credential.
All staff receive a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education per year. Topics include: safe sleep practices, nutrition, sanitation, developmentally appropriate practices, health and safety, assessment and observation, and curriculum. Teachers and administrators are annually certified in Red Cross First Aid and CPR and Universal Precautions. All staff pass a physical examination, drug screen, tuberculosis test, and a criminal history search.