Paddington Station Preschool is a partner with the Boettcher Teacher Residency Program (formerly called the Stanley Teacher Prep Program).
The Boettcher Teacher Residency Program recruits, prepares and sustains teachers who are joyful, lifelong learners. Interns learn to plan, implement and assess curriculum in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Interns learn to teach by teaching. Each intern works alongside a mentor. The mentor models effective early childhood education and provides interns with appropriate support throughout the year-long program.
While the primary goal of teacher education is to educate and license new teachers for entry into an honorable profession, the paramount goal of all new teachers is to shape student learning.