The Cradle's preschool program is coordinated by Director, Kate Stephens, a graduate of MACS (Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools), who has many years of experience teaching in the classroom and leading other teachers. She holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, holds a N.C. B-K Teaching License and is an Associate of The Orton-Gillingham Academy.
Our eighteen classroom teachers all have experience in working with and teaching young children. Many have undergraduate and masters degrees in education. Each year our teachers participate in staff development training, such as early literacy and print/word awareness. By early in the school year, all teachers are certified in Child & Adult CPR.
Our Safe Environment Practices
The staff and volunteers comply with the Diocese of Charlotte's Safe Environment policies. These include: completing "Protecting God's Children" training (for recognizing and preventing child sexual abuse), completing a background check, and agreeing to comply with the Diocese of Charlotte "Code of Ethics" and "Sexual Misconduct Policy". Find details here.