Staff members are chosen not only for their scholastic background and child care experience, but for their love of children. Sensitivity to the needs of young children is a must in this "home away from home". Staff members must obtain State Police, Child Abuse, and FBI fingerprint clearances; as well as written references and child care experience verification. Preschool and Pre-K teachers must have a degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Child Development. First-Aid and CPR training opportunities are available as there is always someone on-site that is certified in each. Staff members are required to have at least 24 hours of continuing education annually.