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November 17, 2018
Our Staff...

Our dedicated, skilled and attentive staff is a great source of pride at Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center. It is thanks exclusively to their nurturing care and warm interpersonal style that our center takes on its family-like atmosphere. Our staff members value each and every individual child and family, and it shows in strong ties that develop among children, families and staff.

Dedication

More than sixty percent of the staff members have been with us for more than five years. Here they are encouraged to fulfill their passion, unleash their own abilities and allow their imaginations to flourish. Ready, Set, Grow values the caregivers' dedication to their profession; we support their professional development through training so that each staff member has the chance to advance her career and develop personally.

Skill

Within each classroom there are two full time teachers with formal training in Early Childhood Education or a related field who work together to provide rich daily experiences for the. One teacher opens the classroom and one closes it each day, allowing both the opportunity to build relationships with families during the drop-off and pick-up exchange. All teachers have earned a Child Development Associate Credential, Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's Degree.

A part time Support Teacher joins each classroom to round out the team. Each support teacher works a split shift Monday through Friday. All are encouraged to seek a formal education which, when coupled with their experience, helps them to advance their careers within the Center.

The Center also serves as training ground for high school and college students who are interested in pursuing Early Childhood studies and careers. Also under the direct supervision of the Teachers are our Substitutes and Volunteers. Each is subject to the same screening process as the teaching staff. Substitutes help to meet and maintain staff/child ratios in the absence of a regular staff member.

Attention: Staff-to-Child Ratios

At Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center, children receive individualized attention from their team of teachers. We meet and often exceed the following ratios, which are regulated by our licensor the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

  • Infants: 1 staff member for every 4 children
  • Toddlers: 1 staff member for every 5 children
  • Preschoolers (3's): 1 staff member for every 7 children
  • Pre-Kindergarteners (4's): 1 staff member for every 8 children