Listen to Lemberg parents
"The school director is so involved with the children and accessible and supportive of parents."
— S.S., Newton
Listen to Lemberg parents
"The teachers and TAs are wonderful. They somehow find time to give each child individual attention daily.
"They are also very observant and usually can tell parents when a child is having difficulty with something, even before the parents recognized it themselves."
Eleven professional staff members — a director, five head teachers, two office staff members, and three Lemberg teaching fellows — comprise the Lemberg Children’s Center staff. All have degrees in early childhood education, experience working with children and their families, as well as American Heart Association CPR and National Safety Council First Aid certifications.
Lemberg staff enjoys young children, and understands how they learn and grow. They respond with sensitivity to each child's individual needs, desires and interests. In addition to the professional staff, we have a number of Brandeis students and interns who are required to participate in an apprenticeship program to support their work as teaching assistants (TAs). Currently we have several teachers and student teachers working 35 hours per week. The number of teachers and student teachers varies from year to year.
All Lemberg teachers and teaching assistants undergo training through our Center for Early Childhood Teacher Development. The center contains extensive written resources to support teachers and assistants, and especially to provide structure for our program and to keep our philosophy firmly in mind.
Development and Training
The center provides all staff with the opportunity to attend conferences and workshops. Everyone is required to continue their education and to keep informed of issues in child care and family support.
In-service professional development opportunities are provided monthly to head teachers and TAs. The program brings at least four guest presenters annually for the community. These workshops meet the licensing requirements of the OCCS and the needs of our families or staff.
All Head Teachers, Administrators, and permanent staff are required to meet the guidelines specified by NAEYC and the EEC. The center maintains its commitment to these guidelines through its membership and active participation in a variety of organizations.
The Center encourages both student and permanent staff to develop a unique style of working with the children that is consistent with the philosophy. This is to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for all involved in the care of children.