Staff and Facilities
All staff meet the qualifications of St. John's UMC CECE Board.
These qualifications include:
- love of young children
- successful working experience with young children
- academic training experience working in developmental childhood education
- positive attitude toward children and an optimistic commitment
The staff is certified annually by a physician to be free from any disability which would prevent them from caring for children and from any communicable diseases. A negative TB test result is also required of each staff person. All staff (including substitute teachers) must undergo a background check through the Virginia State Police and the Child Protective Services.
Classses are held in child-friendly-rooms filled with age appropriate furnishings and activities. The center uses both the Sanctuary Building and the Fellowship Building. We have two outdoor fenced playgrounds, an indoor playroom and a music room. There are kitchen facilities available for use by the staff. The center is covered by public liability insurance which provides coverage in the event that someone brings suit for personal or bodily harm suffered during the operation of the center as a result of negligence.