Portrait of a Teacher

Meet Nicole Lazarte, lead teacher of the infant classroom at the ACCA Child Development Center. She has worked with children her entire life, as her mom ran a home day care while she was growing up. She then took an Early Childhood course in high school and now has completed CDA, MAT certification, First Aid training, completed her Apprenticeship with the Department of Labor, and has knowledge on various types of assessment tools such as ASQ's, Teaching Strategies, and CLASS. She is currently studying at Northern Virginia Community College where she is pursuing her Associates degree in Early Childhood Development and hopes to transfer to George Mason University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education for Diverse Learners.