2018 Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year
Carrie has been our Child Development Center Director since 2015. She earned her BA in Humanities and Early Childhood Education at Daemen College, and has worked in the field since 1998. Her experience includes working as lead teacher in all the preschool age groups as well as serving as an assistant director of another WNY daycare for eleven years. Carrie is passionate about children and excellence in childcare and brings fresh perspective and a creative spirit to the Child Development Center. Carrie is excited to lead us into the future in ways that bring joy to the children, their families and our staff.
The care, nurturing and education of your child is at the heart of who we are and what we do. To that end, we ensure that every staff member receives appropriate orientation and training on an ongoing basis. Lord of Life requires that all Lead Teachers have a degree in Education or a related field, or have completed CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential coursework. All teachers are required by Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) regulations to obtain continuing education in the early childhood education and development field. Our teaching staff is given opportunities to complete this work and encouraged to share their insights with other staff members.Experience has taught us that high-quality child care is directly linked to the education and training of the staff. We work hard to increase the knowledge and education of all our teachers. Quality training creates a more professional and rewarding work experience for teachers and provides a rich environment for children to learn, grow and flourish. Standards, Core Values and Expectations of StaffAt Lord of Life we promote core values for our teachers, as outlined in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct.