How to best help, teach, guide and care for young children is a vast subject. From this subject there are a lesser number of vital points. 1. Love children 2. Set a good example 3. Demand that other adults and older children set a good example 4. Listen to your child’s thoughts and ideas 5. Provide a safe environment 6. Be patient 7. Talk with your child rather than give orders. 8. Be honest. Our Teachers are required, by the state, to have 3 core courses: Child Family and Community, a curriculum course, and Child Growth and Development. Additionally 1 elective is required. Health and Safety is often chosen for this. Our teachers also have current Infant/child CPR and first aide training. The above does meet the state requirements, but does not begin to provide the competence needed to really succeed with each child and successfully team up with parents to help ensure success. Elan Esprit has many internal policies and hats to help bridge the gap.Additionally our teachers train many evenings throughout the year. Some of the courses they do are: Study Skills for Life or The Basic Study Manual, Improving Business through Communication, How to Get Along with Others, How to Effectively Handle Work, Ups and Downs in Life, Personal Values and Integrity, The Way to Happiness (A common sense guide to better living) and more. All of this adds up to more competence in working with children, co-workers and the family as a whole.