Early Childhood Program gets highest state rating

Photo submitted Staff of the Forest Lake Early Childhood Program: Sherry Pratt, Anna Duffy, Kate Andersen, Connie Laurent, Vicki Bohling-Philippi, Robin Bigelow Anderson, Ruth Endthoff, Heather Callendar and Sue Wilcox.

Staff of the Forest Lake Early Childhood Program: Sherry Pratt, Anna Duffy, Kate Andersen, Connie Laurent, Vicki Bohling-Philippi, Robin Bigelow Anderson, Ruth Endthoff, Heather Callendar and Sue Wilcox.

 

The Forest Lake Early Childhood Program recently earned the highest possible “4-Star Parent Aware” rating from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

The Parent Aware rating tool helps parents investigate the quality of early childhood settings.  Schools are ranked from one to four stars based on staff qualifications and education, curriculum used, encouragement of parent involvement, and environments provided for children.

A higher rating indicates that a school is using the best practices, identified by research that help prepare children for kindergarten.

Parents can search the site at www.parentawareratings.org.

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