Begin With Us recognizes that providing high quality child care and educational experiences for young children begins with a committed, dedicated, and knowledgeable staff. Our teaching staff are oriented to our program in areas of nutrition, health and safety, language development, positive interactions, curriculum, developmental screening, assessment, inclusion, diversity, developmentally appropriate practice, age appropriate standards, adult child interactions, first aid, and mandated reporter requirements. Annual professional development training and attendance at regional, state, and national conferences give our teaching staff the tools they need to provide young child and families with the best care and education possible. All professional development is based on the Pennsylvania Core Body of Knowledge which is a set of early childhood competencies linked to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards that need to be mastered by all those working with children.
- 83% of our staff have obtained a master’s, bachelor’s, or associate’s degree, Child Development Associates (CDA), or are currently enrolled in an accredited program.
- 82% of our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten teachers hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree with certification.