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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Make Winter Safe for Kids!!!

  • Winter is an exciting time for kids. It brings great outdoor activities, such as snowboarding and skating, but also cold weather, ice and snow, which can present a danger to children. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the winter. Here are some winter safety tips for both parents and children.
    • Never allow children to play outside alone. Establish a buddy system with one or more of their friends and have them look out for one another. Children younger than eight years of age should always be well supervised outside.
    • Check from time to time to make sure children are warm and dry.
    • Have younger children take frequent breaks to come inside for a warm drink.
    • Never send children outside in extreme weather conditions such as snowstorms.
    • Keep children indoors if the temperature falls below 0°F, or if the wind chill is 0°F or greater.