It is with great pride and pleasure that I am announcing that St. Augustine Preschool has earned their 4th star in the Ohio Step Up to Quality Program. The Step Up To Quality Program (SUTQ) is Ohio’s rating and improvement system for licensed learning and development programs. This program recognizes child care centers that exceed state licensing health and safety standards.
St. Augustine has been a 3 star rated program for the last couple years, which translates to higher overall standards in our center. After many staff discussions and research we collectively made the commitment to apply for our 4th star. We felt that there is always room for improvement and set our goals to achieve higher standards. Those higher standards are comprised of: lower teacher-child ratios, all lead teachers hold degrees, a greater commitment to child and professional development trainings, and a more nurturing environment for children to grow, learn, and develop.
The teachers of St. Augustine Preschool also provide the best possible Kindergarten-Readiness program as well as working with St. Augustine Grade School and Barberton City Schools to ensure success for the kindergarten year and beyond.
We are so very proud of our center, but more importantly of our children and their families. We would not be here or strive for success without all of you.
Kathy Bogdan, Director