not have a criminal record or their name on a child abuse registry. In addition, the schools are looking for candidates with an above-average driving record, a clean drug and alcohol record, and no medical disabilities that would prevent them in any way from caring for their charges. Physically, they should be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Good vision and hearing are necessary, as well as being able to lift ﬁfty pounds. On the personality side, schools want prospective students to demonstrate creativity, time management skills, initiative, responsibility, self-conﬁdence, and a love of teaching and children.