Kid’s World Receives Prestigious State “Approval”
The Kid’s World Learning Center in Statesboro last week received a first seal of quality in language and literacy, demonstrating its commitment to providing high-quality language environments to Georgia’s youngest learners.
Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Early Childhood Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs announced that Kid’s World was one of eight child care centers in the state to receive the first recognition.
âIt is exciting to recognize this first group of Quality Rated Language and Literacy Endorsment recipients,â said Kemp. âProviders serving toddlers, preschoolers and preschoolers in Georgia have a great opportunity and a great responsibility to help children develop strong pre-reading skills during a stage criticism of their development. I am confident that as more early childhood educators meet the criteria and benchmarks for receiving this approval, we will be able to give all of our young learners the strongest possible foundation for success. academic achievement and overall success in life.
Governor Kemp tasked the Department of Early Care to create the Quality Rated Language and Literacy Endorsement to help improve student literacy, and encourage and support child care providers to focus on skills language of the state’s population from birth to age 5.
Along with the other seven providers, Kids World received the Endorsement after successfully completing a rigorous nine-month training and professional development program. As part of the program, Kid’s World has demonstrated its commitment to developing meaningful, intentional and individualized literacy education that meets accepted standards. In addition, they created an approved plan for the sustainability of language teaching and literacy.
In addition to Kid’s World, the Endorsement was provided to the following providers: ABC, Another Bright Creation Early Learning and Daycare Center in Palmetto; Discovery Point # 61 at Conyers; Giselle Learning Academy in Clarkston); Minnie Howell Child Development Center in Atlanta; Rising Star Learning Center in Mableton; The learning station at Ellenwood; and Whitfield-Dalton Daycare in Dalton.
Receiving the very first mention, Kid’s World has been described as one of the most successful childcare providers in the state, having already received several Quality Rated stars. They were invited to participate in this inaugural endorsement program because of their quality status, as well as their impressive records of care and service to a significant number of children, including those receiving scholarships. for child and parenting services (CAPS).
âIt is particularly commendable that they completed the program while facing the many challenges presented by the COVID pandemic. Their perseverance demonstrates an admirable commitment to providing high quality literacy education to Georgian children and helping to design the best practices that will be the norm across Georgia.
In addition to the approval, each participating vendor received a bonus payment for continuous quality improvement, a technology grant to support the completion of online virtual training courses, and a variety of classroom materials to use in future language and literacy courses. Teachers and directors of each center also received stipends of varying amounts.
Funding for the sponsorship program was provided by the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy and the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five.