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The state of Virginia requires that Teachers in Child Care receive 16 contact (training) hours per year. In addition to these hours, our teachers are working on endorsements and CDA’s(Childhood Development Associate Credential) and receive up to 30 contact hours each year that are chosen to enhance their strengths and weaknesses. We feel that if one continues receiving training and knowledge regarding their position, that individual has more confidence and pride in their position, therefore, the quality of our center is strengthened.

Ms. Amber McNeal: Supervisor/ Lead Teacher

Ms. Amber has been employed by Jack and Jill for five years.  She has been a pre-k lead teacher for the four years while making sure that the children are kindergarten ready. Ms. Amber has a son, Lane.

Qualifications:

Training for Lead Teacher, CPR and First Aide Qualified, Medicine Administration Trained, Daily Health Check Certificate, Training for Infant and Toddler Endorsement in Virginia. Ms. Amber is working on her CDA (The Childhood Development Associate Credential) for preschool age children. Yearly Child Abuse Certificate maintained.  Certificates in Social and Emotional Development

Ms. Tammie Byerly: 2-3 year old Lead Teacher

Ms. Tammie has been employed as the Lead Teacher at Jack and Jill for the past four years. She is married with two daughters and has one grandchild.

Qualifications:

Lead Teacher Training, Yearly Child Abuse and Neglect Certificate, CPR and First Aide Certified, Medicine Administration Trained, Certificates in Social and Emotional Training.

Ms. Hallie Richards:

Ms. Hallie has been employed by Jack and Jill for the past two years. She was hired as an aide and quickly being promoted to our three year old classroom. She has a love for the little ones, so when we established our infant/toddler room, she was given the position of lead teacher for that classroom.

Qualifications:

Ms. Hallie has received Lead Teacher Training, Yearly Child A buse and Neglect Certificate and CPR and First Aide Certified, Medicine Administration Trained, working on her Infant and Toddler Endorsement with the State of Virginia.

Ms. Sherrie Settle: Lead Teacher 3 year old classroom:

Ms. Sherrie has been employed as a lead teacher for over a year. She has four children. Her youngest son attended the center.

Qualifications:

Besides raising four children, Ms. Sherrie was the Sunday School Teacher for the preschool class at her church for three years. She has received Lead Teacher Training at Jack and Jill. She has certificates in Daily Health Check and Child Abuse and Neglect. She will shortly begin her Preschool Endorsement with the State of Virginia.