• Barry Lang, Owner
• Denise Lang, Owner
Bear Hugs teachers must have either completed or is currently enrolled in course work through The Department of Children and Families 40 hours required training. Bear Hugs is an A.P.P.L.E. and Gold Seal accredited school. All lead teachers must hold a current FCCPC (formerly known as CDA). All teachers must complete the First Aid and CPR training within 30 days of employment. Lead teachers at Bear Hugs in our VPK program must hold a minimum of an Associate Degree in Elementary or Early Childhood education. Continuing education is essential to the growth in early education. Teachers are required to have a minimum of 20 hours in-service yearly.Each teacher is an experienced certified early childhood educator carefully selected. Your child's experiences during their first 5 years of life will have a lasting impact on future development.
- First Aid/CPR training
- Child Development Associate credential
- A.A. or B.A. in Education with Early Childhood courses for lead teachers
- State required background screening and 40 hour training
Our teachers goes through a rigorous hiring process to ensure their dedication and their ability to meet the developmental and emotional needs of your child. Each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualification requirements set by state law. Staff also complete an orientation and training program. We pride ourselves in providing the level of customer service, experience, and commitment you would expect for your child.
All teachers professional skills are routinely evaluated and any additional training needed is implemented so that all teachers are equiped to assist all children. The time we we devote to professional development guarantees we meet all childcare licensing regulations.
Caring and Dedicated Staff
We encourage parent participation in keeping you up-to-date with your child’s learning experiences. Exceptional teacher-parent communication is our goal. We have an OPEN DOOR policy and we are happy to meet and talk about your child’s progress at any time.