At McMannis Pre School all of our directors and teachers are properly certified according to the standards and licensing board of Pinellas County and the State of Florida.

Early childhood is a unique developmental period, requiring similarly unique teaching strategies and styles.

Children are driven by a natural curiosity and determination that makes them perfect learners. Teachers learn how to harness this curiosity, setting their students on the path to a love of learning.

They understand the developmental changes that accompany childhood, and guide their students as they explore new areas of life.

But to become qualified to teach these children, early education teachers must first become certified.

With a thorough understanding of childhood development and knowledge of the academics surrounding early childhood education, potential teachers are well prepared for the certification process.

Certification: What does it mean?

An early childhood education certification denotes that a teacher has met a set of standards that shows they understand the best ways to educate young students aged 3 to 8. Certification is a rigorous process, where student teachers must complete teacher education programs, and sometimes must pass exams.

Certified teachers display academic aptitude, and are patient, compassionate individuals who best know how to nurture children’s drive to learn.

Knowledge of developmental changes

Certified teachers must understand the early childhood developmental changes in order to effectively reach early learners. During childhood, concepts of the world change, as children learn to interact with others, develop increased language comprehension, and experience new emotions, events, and feelings.