The Center for Child Development earned a five-STAR rating from the North Dakota Quality Rating and Improvement System during the system’s pilot project this past year.
Similar to ratings for hotels, movies and restaurants, the Quality Rating and Improvement Systems are designed to recognize child care and education programs and teachers for the quality of care they deliver and to highlight the importance of nurturing learning-based care for children. The rating system helps parents find the type of quality, nurturing programs that prepare infants, toddlers and preschoolers for school and life.
The STAR ratings are based on five areas:
· Health, safety and nutrition
· Knowledgeable and responsible teachers
· Relationships and interactions
· Learning environments and curriculum
· Connection with families and community
By becoming a STAR three, four and five program, the Center for Child Development earned $15,000 to promote quality care and education. For more information on the rating system, visit www.ndchildcare.org.