October 14th, 2013
The Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center has worked closely with the State of Georgia Quality Care for Children program over the past year. The director, Dr. Amy Kay, program coordinator, Lori Maerz, and CDL staff identified best practices and processes for children infant to six years. The CDL was rated on a three-star rating system applied to child care centers throughout the state of Georgia, which is used to provide parents with a standardized way to compare centers. The CDL at the McPhaul Center was rated three stars in September of 2013.
Stars are awarded based on a combination of points gathered from an independent observation and a portfolio that demonstrates that the program meets standards above and beyond what licensing requires. The Quality Care Award reflects not only the high quality of early learning experiences at the CDL, but also the commitment of the CDL teachers and administrators to engage in training, curriculum development, and teaching engagement all of which are part of being accredited with the National Association of Early Childhood Education. The CDL continues to be an exceptional educational environment for young children, as well as teachers and college students and a meaningful resource for the community and families.
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