UKids - Presidents Circle is supervised and coordinated by the director. Each classroom is guided by the Curriculum Specialist who works collaboratively with the teachers to develop a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the children's interests. Within all classrooms there are assistants that work with the teachers to create a warm and positive environment that meets the needs of each child. At times we also have student teachers/interns participating in the classroom through the Department of Family and Consumer Studies. Students are always under the supervision of a staff member and never left alone with children. All staff members are encouraged to contribute ideas and experiences to the center. All staff, substitutes, students, and volunteers go through a state background check and UKids - Presidents Circle orientation before their first day with the children.
In accordance with our NAEYC standards, teachers have or are working toward a bachelor's degree in a child and family-related field. Teacher's assistants have various amounts of experience and education related to the development of children or taking college classes in the general area. All staff must demonstrate a high level of comfort with children and be at least 18 years of age. Staff members are observed and evaluated frequently to ensure a high level of quality interaction. We ensure that there are always plenty of staff members on site that have CPR and 1st aid certifications and a Food Handlers Permit. All staff members are required to obtain 20 hours of continuing education annually by attending staff trainings, college courses, conferences, and/or workshops.