★DE Stars Certified!★

logo-delaware-stars4Dover Montessori Country Day Academy has been hard at work improving their quality and services.  We want the best for your child, and you can rest assured that we are continually looking for ways to provide only the highest quality education for your little ones!

We are proud to announce that we are now Delaware Stars Certified, and are working on achieving even higher levels of greatness. See below for answers to some frequently asked questions about this program.

STARS FAQ

What is the Delaware Stars Program?

From the Delaware Stars Website: “Delaware Stars for Early Success is Delaware’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) administered by the Delaware Department of Education. A QRIS is a method to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and education and school-age settings.

Research tells us that high quality early care and education makes a difference in the critical early learning years and beyond.  High quality programs provide developmentally appropriate experiences that positively impact young children’s learning and school readiness.  Supportive interactions with the adults who work in early childhood programs enhance young children’s social and emotional development.”

Why is being Stars Qualified Important?

As an independent quality rating and improvement system, the Stars Program offers a  non-biased glimpse into the quality of care your child will receive. Before being awarded each level, our program must meet strict guidelines, making improvements to better your child’s education. We are striving to make our already great program even more valuable for your child’s education.

What does being Stars Qualified mean for my child?

As a Delaware Stars program you can be sure that we are:

  • committed to providing quality experiences for all children;
  • safe and healthy places where children can explore and learn;
  • implementing Delaware’s Early Learning Foundations to guide planning;
  • supporting children’s physical, cognitive, and social emotional development;
  • employing staff who listen to children and parents, and find ways for all children to succeed;
  • providing opportunities for children to have fun together and practice being respectful of others;
  • offering children music, art, and play activities that increase school readiness;
  • individualizing attention to children;
  • seeking well-educated staff;
  • engaging and involving parents; and
  • providing opportunities for children to learn and succeed!