1ST PLACE 2 START
Center | Lic. #384001195
Total Star Rating:
Rated on: 4/26/2017
This program uses an evidence-based child assessment and observation tool.
Developmental and Health Screenings
This program works with families to ensure screening of all children using a valid and reliable developmental screening tool at entry and as indicated by results thereafter.
Teacher/Family Child Care Home Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and 21 hours of professional development annually.
Effective Teacher-Child Interactions
This program has had an independent observer use the CLASS tool to assess teacher-child interactions and scores highest on providing:
- Emotional support
- An organized classroom
- Consistent schedules and routines
- Interactions that build vocabulary, critical thinking skills and curiosity
- Lessons that include children’s experiences and ideas
Ratios and Group Size
Center – Ratio: Group Size
Infant/Toddler – 3:12 or 2:8
Toddler – 2:10
Preschool – 3:24 or 2:20
This program’s environment has been assessed by an independent observer using the Environmental Rating Scale, and it rates highest on providing:
- A safe, clean, and enriching environment
- Good health practices
- A variety of activities, materials and play areas right for a child’s age
The director of this program has a Bachelor’s Degree, with 24 units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development classes, and 8 units of management/administration, or a Child Development Program Director Permit, and 21 hours of professional development every year.