One of the Few Early Care and Education Programs in New York State to Receive a Four-Star Rating by the Independent Agency QUALITYstarsNY
What Does the Rating Mean?
We voluntarily chose to participate in this in-depth assessment and rating process. We were measured on four areas against QUALITYstarsNY’s metric:
- Learning Environment – Is the space clean and inviting? Are the children engaged and happy? Are the facility and activities designed to stimulate learning?
- Management & Leadership – Is there a clear vision set by the leadership team? Do the established policies help the program to function in line with the vision?
- Staff Qualifications & Experience – Do the staff have strong backgrounds in child development and early education? Do they demonstrate this experience in the way they respond to children’s needs?
- Family Engagement – Does the program work in partnership with families? Do families feel respected and involved in decisions that affect their child?
After our assessment in the above quality areas, Ossining Children’s Center was awarded a coveted four-star rating.
Benefits to our Students and Families
Our high rating ensures families that we are providing the kind of environment and people that will help their children develop the social, emotional, critical thinking, and physical skills that will ultimately help them do better in school and throughout life.
Also, by participating in the QUALITYstarsNY program, our Center also received staff training and professional development to continue to build on our work to provide the highest quality educational care.