Staff Training & Development
PICA U is the name of our competency-based training and development program. It is designed to promote program quality, as well as the personal and professional development of all PICA employees. More...
The PICA-Pedia, a multi-volume work, provides the basis of the training curriculum for all major staff positions. The PICA-Pedia volumes provide specific information in: Leadership, Education Services, Nutrition Services, Social Services and Parent Involvement, and Transportation Services. More...
Child Development Associate (CDA)
CDA is nationally recognized competency-based early childhood certificate comparable to a two-year degree in early childhood education. PICA employees who earn their CDA are qualified for the position of Head Teacher. At PICA, employees are given the opportunity to earn their CDA credential in both an infant/toddler and preschool setting.