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Our Staff

SHADES of Development staff members are among the best in the industry. Each SHADES of Development staff member is selected for his/her educational and practical experience, as well as, his/her special skills and abilities to relate to children in a positive manner.

Each SHADES of Development staff member is involved in an intense orientation training. The orientation training offers training on Policies and Procedures, Health and Safety, Child Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Human Relationships, Activity Planning, and Behavior Management. Staff members are also trained in CPR and First Aid. SHADES staff members are then required to participate in a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of ongoing training throughout the year. SHADES of Development believes that well trained responsive staff members are the heart of the after-school program.