Hamilton Head Start Earns Five Star Ratingposted 8/2/16 -- The Hamilton Head Start Center has been awarded Five Stars by Ohio's Step Up to Quality Program.
SUTQ recognizes early learning and development programs that go beyond minimum standards. Five stars is its highest rating. With this award, all of LCCAA's directly operated Head Start Centers have achieved SUTQ's highest rating.
"Our teachers and staff deserve tremendous thanks for their hard work and dedication to creating a wonderful learning environment," said Head Start Director Shauna Matelski.
The program has been voluntary; however, beginning in 2020, all early childhood programs must be rated or they will be ineligible for public funds. All of LCCAA's centers are rated at 3 stars or higher.
Higher ratings are given to programs employing teachers with more specialized training as well as enhanced parent, family and community engagement, among other criteria.