New York State Office of Children & Family Services requirements regarding employee screening and employee qualifications (educational and experiential) are followed for all staff members.
The EMCCC staff consists of an Executive Director, Assistant Director, Office Manager, Teachers and Assistant Teachers. The Executive Director is responsible for the administrative oversight of all EMCCC programs and services. Assistant Teachers and Teachers report directly to the Assistant Director and finally to the Executive Director. Each classroom is staffed with a Teacher and one or more Assistant Teachers according to required staff member to children ratios for that particular group and the needs of the individual children.
There is a balanced mix at EMCCC of several long time staff members with ten or more years of dedicated service, middle length staff members and newer staff members. With this even balance we are able to preserve the history and traditions of the Center while being equally responsive to what is new and progressive in the field of child care and early education. Several staff members have or had children enrolled at EMCCC. A few staff members once attended the Center.
All staff members receive ongoing mandatory and supplemental professional training each year in prescribed topics related to child care and early education. All staff members meet regularly to plan program activities, discuss the needs of the children, and to address anything of importance regarding the Center.
Volunteers are regularly used at EMCCC. The Board of Directors and the Advisory Board volunteer their time, community members volunteer in the office, others volunteer their expertise for specific projects, high school students often complete community service hours at EMCCC, and students from local colleges and other institutions complete hours for their required internships in early education programs. Senior adults with developmental disabilities volunteer regularly as part of an intergenerational program partnership with Young Adult Institute. Parents and other family members are always welcome to volunteer.
New York State Office of Children & Family Services requirements regarding volunteer screening and supervision are followed for all volunteers present when the children are at the Center.