The Ohio Department of Education conducted a Step Up To Quality onsite evaluation of the Karaffa Elementary School pre-school program on Monday, May 1, 2017. The program received a five-star quality rating, the highest rating possible. This rating means that our pre-school program has met quality program standards that exceed preschool licensing and school age child care licensing health and safety regulations. Step Up To Quality program standards are organized into four domains: learning and development; administrative and leadership practices; staff qualifications and professional development; and family and community partnerships.
This year has been particularly challenging for our pre-school staff with one teacher on maternity leave since October, one instructional aide student-teaching since January, and a complete change in the delivery of special education services. Our pre-school staff rose to the challenge and should be recognized for their dedication and commitment. Congratulations!