What type of education and training do the Forrestal Academy teachers have?

Forrestal Academy attracts hires and retains people who are passionate about early childhood educational excellence. We have rigorous in-house interviewing and role-testing approaches to better assess and determine if a candidate will be an ideal fit for our culture, philosophy and ideals. Equally critical is the education, experience and motivation each candidate has. We go to great lengths to hire teachers that meet and exceed all state and local requirements, but they must meet even more stringent guidelines set forth by Forrestal Academy Leadership. We look to ensure that every staff member has the credentials, people skills and spirit needed to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for your child.

Lead Teachers are required to have a college degree and specific coursework in Early Childhood Education. Assistant Teachers are encouraged to have their CDA, as well as previous related working experience, formal education and certifications in related fields of study.

As we promulgate to foster life-long learners, Forrestal Academy continues this goal by requiring all of our employees to complete continuing education courses annually, participate in regular in-house training and process improvement meetings and maintain in good standing, all required safety and health certifications.