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Our Staff

Organizational Structure

The Infant/Toddler Lab School staff includes a faculty advisor, a director, an assistant director, an administrative assistant, 1-2 master teachers per classroom, and assistant teachers who are students studying Child Development or a related field.

Additionally, approximately 20-30 student interns and practicum students also complete hours in our program each semester. They are primarily Child Development students working on hours for course credit. Interns and lab students are incorporated into the classroom schedule and will often be seen working with children, although they will never be left unsupervised by our classroom staff. Student interns and lab students may be identified with the name tags we require them to wear when they are in the classrooms.

Teacher Qualifications

Master teachers and lead teachers hold credentials issued by the California Department of Teacher Preparation and Licensing (our master teachers hold a B.A. in Child Development). The master and lead teachers are primarily in charge of the programs' developmentally-appropriate curriculum, which is tailored to each child's individual development and needs. Master teachers and lead teachers also supervise the assistant teachers, the student interns, and the lab students.

All assistant teachers are required to have at least 6 units of Child Development, including Infant/Toddler Growth & Development (CD 2250). In addition, many of our teachers hold a Child Development Teacher Permit (or are in the process of obtaining their permit).

All classroom staff are required to hold current Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification.

All Infant/Toddler Lab staff have fingerprint, health, and TB clearances.