Columbus, GA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014
Childcare Network, a leading provider of early care, preschool, and school-aged programs, is proud to announce the achievement of their 50th five star school as rated by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (NCDCDEE). Childcare Network is the largest preschool operator in North Carolina with a total of 65 schools serving over 8,500 students. The company’s remaining 15 schools are rated four stars by DCDEE and each are working towards achieving their own fifth star. Dana Ramsey, Vice President of Operations, said, “Achieving our 50th five star was an important milestone for our North Carolina programs. We are extremely proud of each and every member of our team that continues to foster the innovation and quality that it takes to accomplish and maintain this top level rating.”
The company achieved their first five star rating in 2004. The company’s 50th five star program is Childcare Network #236, located at 1600 Benson Road Garner, NC. The location was acquired from another operator in November 2013. After working diligently through their temporary license period, the school was rated five stars. Terri Burris, District Manager for Childcare Network, said, “Becoming five stars takes a whole team, whole day approach. From the hiring decisions, staff training, parent engagement and the commitment of our company to support quality, we get the job done authentically and with a great deal of pride.”
In 1999, the NCDCDEE began rating child programs on specific measures of quality. The star ratings range from one to five, with five being the highest rating. The score is based on an evaluation of all areas of the program including staff education and classroom quality assessments using the environment rating scale instrument. Scott Cotter, President, said, “We are extremely proud of the achievements of our North Carolina schools. Our team has worked extremely hard to achieve and maintain their star ratings. Our 50th five star is a recognition of their passion and dedication to quality. ”
About Childcare Network
Childcare Network was founded in 1988 in Columbus, GA with the initial acquisition of just two schools. Since that time, the company has continued to expand through its consistent and disciplined acquisition program. Today, Childcare Network is the fourth largest private child care provider in the US consisting of 201 schools in ten states with an enrollment of over 25,000 children. Childcare Network’s schools are entirely community based, free-standing locations that operate five days a week throughout the year. The company is committed to being the working parent’s best friend by providing high quality services at an affordable price. The company’s educational programs are individualized to every age, with planned activities that combine learning and fun with an appropriate mix of teacher led and child directed activities. For more information on Childcare Network, visit http://www.childcarenetwork.com.