Warren County Public Schools recently achieved an incredible honor when all fourteen preschool programs in the district received the maximum Five Star Rating on the Kentucky All STARS evaluation. WCPS was the first district in the state to have every school reach this milestone. All STARS is Kentucky’s expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system for early care and education programs.
The WCPS Foundary Classroom has also achieved the honor. Under the direction of teachers Cynthia Aune and Tonya Naftel, the program was recongized for its excellence in providing educational opportunities for students.
Studies show that children who attend high quality early learning environments have better math, language and social skills. The unified system serves all early care and education programs that receive public funding including child care centers, Head Start and public preschool. Kentucky All STARS is based on Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality. It recognizes programs that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement. Kentucky All STARS began rolling out July 1, 2016. Public preschool classrooms came into the rating system with a minimal three-stars, based on compliance with state regulations.
Visit the official Kentucky All STARS website at www.kentuckyallstars.org? for resources and up-to-date?information.