Our Staff

Our first priority at Pal‘s - is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child and our staff is the key to ensuring such an environment. A thorough screening and selection process, background checks, competitive salaries and benefits and our family atmosphere all contribute to retaining a caring, talented, and reliable staff.

Pal’s staff is a team of people who work together to provide families a sense of caring and support as they trust their children to our care. Our team of lead teachers and caregivers provide for the children’s daily care and education while a six person management support team consisting of a lead center director, two assistant directors, business executive director and accounting specialist provide additional administrative and social support to families.

A focus on continuing education and training – In-service staff training occurs upon employment and semi-annually for all staff members to reinforce Center policies, to review New York Children Office of Family and Services regulations and to update our staff on the latest developments in the field of early childhood education and care. In addition, staff members are encouraged to attend outside workshops and courses in the field of early childhood education, care, and administration.

As a minimum each employee receives training in the following areas:

  • Principles of childhood development
  • Child day care program development
  • Appropriate supervision of children
  • Meeting the needs of children with physical or emotional challenges
  • Behavior management and discipline
  • Safety and security procedures
  • Communications between staff and parents
  • Nutrition and health needs of children
  • Child abuse and maltreatment identification, prevention, regulations & statutes
  • Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care
  • Record maintenance and management

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Pal's News

Autumn is Here!!!

Fall is an exciting time for kids. It brings great outdoor activities, such as playing in the leaves, pciking pumpkins, and Trick-or-Treating!. Here are some helpfull tips to keep us all happy and healthy this Autumn Season!

Take steps to prevent the flu.

  • The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year in the fall.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • If you or your child are diagnosed with a communicable illness, stay home and recover!

Get smart about antibiotics.

  • Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, but not viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so avoid using antibiotics if you have one of these.
  • Using antibiotics when they are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic, and therefore stronger and harder to kill.
  • See your doctor or nurse to find out if your illness is bacterial or viral.

Have a safe and healthy Halloween.

  • Make Halloween festivities fun, safe, and healthy for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Be prepared for cold weather.

  • Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected. Know how to prevent health problems and what to do if a cold-weather emergency arises.
  • Remember that using space heaters and fireplaces can increase the risk of household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.