All VASP staff are fully vetted and approved by the New York Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS), and must meet ongoing training requirements.  Currently, all employees are certified in First Aid and Pediatric/ Adult CPR & AED use. 


Our staff members serve as role models.  They actively facilitate learning activities, rather than direct them, to assist each child’s individual behavior and growth.


Likewise, VASP staff are active and curious learners. We understand that children are unique with different learning styles, interests, and abilities.  VASP staff focus on the essential qualities for success within each individual child, in support of a respectful and inclusive environment.

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