EAST HANOVER — The East Hanover Child Care Center, proud to be celebrating its 20th Year Anniversary, received a 4-star rating for their successful completion of the rigorous, research-based Grow NJ Kids quality rating program.
Grow NJ Kids is New Jersey’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). It offers child care and early learning programs access to training, professional development, staff scholarships for continuing education and targeted technical assistance. Professional raters visit the program to review quality standards and then program participants receive ratings – up to five stars – by meeting an extensive list of quality benchmarks.
More than 40 states across the country have a form of QRIS. In New Jersey, the program is administered by the Departments of Children and Families, Education, Health, and Human Services.
“The assistance we got from Grow NJ Kids helped us review our quality standards, refine our practices and, ultimately, gave our incredible teachers the opportunity to shine and feel proud of what they do on a daily basis” says center Owner and Director, Barbara Fucile.
“Grow NJ Kids offers resources to help educate parents on the importance of quality child care and early childhood education,” says Andrea Breitwieser, Grow NJ Kids Coordinator. “It also gives parents and families the tools needed to find programs that will make the most of their kids early learning experiences.”
East Hanover Child Care Center should be proud of their rating, as participation in Grow NJ Kids indicates they provide a higher standard of care, exceeding New Jersey’s licensing standards, Breitwieser said. The rating will help further the school’s mission to provide high quality child care. East Hanover Child Care is committed to excellence in early childhood education; it strives to fulfill the unique potential of each child in a supportive learning environment.
East Hanover Child Care Center offers an educational preschool and nurturing learning environment for children ages six weeks through eight years. For more information about the East Hanover Child Care Center, click here or to find a participating Grow NJ Kids program near you click here.