What makes a TeacherCaregiver?
Our Comprehensive Evaluation Process
We strive to select only the top teachers, child specialists, and educational nannies.
Our 15 years as the leader in personal childcare enrichment, in conjunction with extensive research in pediatric neuroscience and early education, gave us the foundation to:
- Identify key attributes of successful TeacherCaregivers (TeacherCare’s selected teachers, child specialists, and educational nannies)
- Rigorously screen candidates teachers and nannies.
- Develop tools and resources for successful long-term support for teachers and educational nannies once they are placed with a family.
- Personalize a childcare and education program to the needs and goals of your family.
TeacherCare directors combine advanced academic training and experience with a sincere dedication to your family. Your director will work closely with you to guide your search. She will use her knowledge and expertise to personally assess each applicant. This unique approach, along with our exclusive Six Evaluation Systems, allows us to share our expertise with your child and family.
Evaluation Systems 1-2: Preliminary Screenings
- Education: We require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Many of our teachers and educational nannies have advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Psychology, and other child related fields.
- Experience with Children: All of our teachers and educational nannies have several years of experience working with children.
- Employment Stability: We look for proof that our teachers and educational nannies hold positions long term.
- Child Development Knowledge: We look for teachers and nannies that go beyond “babysitting” and caring for physical needs. Our candidates understand child development and age-appropriate activities.
- Dedication to Children
Evaluation Systems 3-4: Interviews & Testing
- Multi-step Interviewing Process: All candidates undergo two interviews, performed by two different child specialists.
- Child Development/Appropriate Practice Evaluations
- Evidence of 24 TeacherCaregiver Success Attributes
Evaluation Systems 5-6: References & Final Screening
- Employment Reference Check Program: TeacherCare will check a minimum of 2 professional references for all teachers, educational nannies, and child specialist chosen to represent TeacherCare.
- Driving History
- Criminal History
- Social Security Checks
- Educational Verifications
Many factors influence this decision including:
TeacherCare candidates are educated and experienced in child-related studies/experiences such as:
- Infant, toddler and preschool programs
- Art, music, drama and dance education
- After school programs
- Home school programs
- Bilingual education
- Coaching, religious education, camps
- Child psychology, social work, counseling
- Elementary and early childhood education
- Au pair, nanny or babysitting
- Special needs education
- Gifted education
- Family studies
- Behavioral neuroscience