Fraser Creative Learning Center Earns a 4-STAR Qualistar Rating™
February 8, 2012
Fraser, CO – Qualistar Colorado today announced that Fraser Creative Learning Center (FCLC), has earned a -4-STAR Qualistar Rating™ after dedicated improvements and attention to the needs of the children. “We couldn’t be more pleased about our Rating. It really reflects our continued commitment to provide high quality care for all the children and families we serve,” said Meredith Cameron, the center’s executive director.
The Qualistar Rating™ measures the quality of early learning programs through an evaluation of their learning environment, family partnerships, training and education, adult-to-child ratios and group size, and accreditation. Points are earned in each of these areas and are added together to arrive at a 1- to 4-Star rating. Each program is also presented with a detailed plan outlining specific steps for continued quality improvement.
Programs participating in the Qualistar Rating™ process take an important step in their continuous quality improvement journey. “By being part of this process,” said Gladys Wilson, President and CEO of Qualistar Colorado ” FCLC is truly showcasing their strong commitment to the children at their facility as well as a larger commitment to improving child care across the state.” Research over almost 50 years shows the long term benefits of high quality early childhood experiences enhance school readiness and reduce achievement gaps, increase high school graduation rates, reduce crime rates over time, and increase employment, income and tax contribution levels. Qualistar Colorado commends the FCLC Staff and active parent involvement on the Board of Directors for working to improve the quality of early childhood education in our community and across the state.
The FCLC has earned 3 stars in the previous 3 applications; renewal occurs every other year. The FCLC is the only preschool in Grand County to earn this highest ranking with Qualistar. The Center is also renewing their NAEYC (National Association of Education for Young Children) accreditation as well.
The Fraser Creative Learning Center began operation in 1979 and operates with a Board of Directors made up of parents and staff. The FCLC appointed Meredith Cameron as the new director in September, and has 5 additional involved and qualified staff. The children and staff at the FCLC enjoy many great activities all year long; ski program, XC ski, tube, sled, field trips, gymnastics, swimming, hiking, snowshoeing, and more. The center also organizes great family community fund-raiser dinners at local restaurants and the NEW Bert and Ernie Golf Tournament will take place this coming summer or early fall.
For more information call the Fraser Creative Learning Center at 970.726.5681.
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