To further develop the educational backgrounds of staff, all staff members participate in in-services and workshops during the school year, August-May. These trainings enhance their existing knowledge of ECE and gain new ideas and tools to use in the classroom. Staff members are required by the school and the Rules and Regulations for licensing to attain a set amount of hours per school year (See Colorado Rules Regulating Child Care Centers, Section 7.702.43E).
The center must have a staff development plan that includes a minimum of nine fifteen (15) clock hours of training each year for all staff. The training must relate to one or more of the following areas-child growth and development, healthy and safe environment, developmentally appropriate practices, guidance, family relationships, cultural and individual diversity, and professionalism. (Colorado Rules Regulating Child Care Centers, 2007, p. 5)
To ensure the safety and well-being of all the children, all staff members are certified in CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions, and Med Administration.
Educational Statistics for Staff:
14% Master’s Degree
79% Bachelor’s Degree
7% Associates Degree