Our teaching staff is the most valuable part of our program. Teachers have, at a minimum, a four-year college degree and specific training in early childhood education. They have a deep understanding of child development and teaching methods, allowing them to promote children's social and cognitive development.
Our staff is trained to engage children in meaningful conversation, expand their knowledge and vocabulary, use open-ended questioning, and encourage problem-solving skills.
Teachers teach important concepts such as mathematics and early literacy through projects, everyday experiences, collaborative activities, and active curriculum. Teachers regularly assess each child's progress and make adjustments as necessary. All teachers receive a minimum of 20 hours of professional development each year. All of our morning teaching staff work from 7:15-2:00 and are benefits eligible.
Our four afternoon caregiving staff have a minimum of an associate’s degree or two years of college. All caregiving staff receives a minimum of 15 hours of professional development each year. We also have high-quality interns and energetic work study students hired through the MUW Department of Education who serve as teacher assistants and substitutes.
All afternoon staff will be assigned a certain classroom and teacher, for consistency in the classroom. These teachers will prepare an activity that reinforces the curriculum of the morning teacher based on a specific need or theme of the week. Our afternoon teachers work from 1:45-5:30 each day.
All teachers, caregivers, staff, and volunteers have been cleared through a criminal records check (fingerprinting), child abuse central registry check, sex offender registry check, and we have obtained a Mississippi Department of Health Letter of Suitability for Employment.
All CPDC jobs are posted through the MUW employment website, https://muw.peopleadmin.com.