135 Hall Street
Akron, Ohio 44303
18 Months to Pre-K (4/5 Years)
For more information, call 330.434.7430.
As a Step Up to Qualty Four Start rate program, our program has lower ratios in the preschool classrooms.
This means the teachers have more time to support your child's individual development and learning. This is important because 85% of brain development occurs by the time your child is three years old and the number of words your child knows when they enter kindergarten is the single most important predictor of school success.
The administrator and at least 50% of teachers have a credential and/or a degree in early childhood education.
This means that the administrator and teacher(s) have formal knowledge to support your child's development and learning. This is important because just like a doctor needs formal education, so do those working with young children. Working with young children is science - brain science.
The administrator, all lead teachers and assistant teachers complete 20 hours of specialized training every two years.
This means that the administrator and teaching staff are committed to expanding their knowledge and skills to better support your child's development and learning. This ensures that early care and education professionals keep up to date with the ever changing knowledge base of their profession.
Provides annual performance evaluations, professional development planning and at least two benefits (such as insurance, paid leave, tuition reimbursement etc.) to employees.
This means that the program is a place where employees are supported and treated professionally. This is important because good programs retain good teachers.
Teachers conduct a developmental screening upon entry and utilize Ohio's Infant Toddler Guidelines and Ohio's Common Core Standards in their curriculum planning.
This means that your child's program uses research based information when planning your child's day. This is important because it means teachers are intentional in planning their teaching strategies in order to support your child's development and learning.
Step Up To Quality programs are only eligible for a Star Rating if they have not had any serious risk licensing non-compliances at their last licensing visit. If this program were to have a serious risk non-compliance, their rating would be either suspended or removed based on the non-compliance.