In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, the Licking Heights preschool program has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio.
Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Participating
programs can earn a one to five star rating; five-star programs:
- Have highly trained teachers
- Develop children’s school readiness skills
- Are committed to continuous improvement
- Value relationships with families and communities
- Have accreditation by an approved organization.
“We are proud to be a five-star program,” said Lisa Kraemer, director of pupil services and special education. “We know that children have approximately 1,892 days from birth until school starts, and every day matters. It is important to us that children develop their self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and a love of learning.”
Research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life has a direct impact on how childrendevelop emotional well-being, in addition to, learning and social skills. For these reasons, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education arecommitted to improving early childhood opportunities for all children in the state.
To learn more about Step Up To Quality, visit www.earlychildhoodohio.org.