CEID teachers inspire us every day, but as we just complete Teacher Appreciation Month, we wanted to celebrate and acknowledge the incredible skills, talents, and steady dedication of our educators. Not a day goes by at CEID that a parent or caregiver doesn’t remark on how grateful they are for CEID teachers, often starting with “I don’t know what we would do without the special teachers at CEID.”
In our education programs, our teachers instill the active learning skills and creativity that young children need to navigate school and life. Integral to our work is the collaborative and multidisciplinary approach provided to each student and their family to uncover strengths and challenges and promote growth and development during these critical early years.
For our D/HH programs, we are fortunate that educators and specialists with unparalleled knowledge, skills, and unique expertise in the field have chosen to be part of CEID, dedicating decades of their lives to work with our students and families. Our educators are an essential part of creating and nurturing our community through daily interactions with each family and their tireless advocacy for students with school districts, other educators, and professional groups.
Now more than ever, we understand the critical role teachers have in society and the importance of valuing and appreciating the incredible work they do. We are keenly aware of the challenges of living on a teacher’s salary in the Bay Area, so we strive to recognize our team throughout the year and provide them a positive and healthy work environment with professional development and other opportunities.
As an agency, we know we must invest in our teachers, and we are grateful for donors that understand the essential role of CEID teachers. One such organization is the Quest Foundation, who each year provides generous funding to keep our programs open during the Summer though a matching challenge grant to support staff salaries. You can help support our educators this summer by donating at www.ceid.org/summer.