ADAMS TWP. – The Clinton-Massie preschool program has been assessed by the Ohio Department of Education and will be awarded a 5-star rating, the highest rating possible.
The program currently serves more than 60 students with two morning classes and two afternoon classes.
All Early Childhood Education and Preschool Special Education programs funded by the Ohio Department of Education are required to participate in the Step Up To Quality program and must achieve a rating of 3, 4, or 5 to continue servicing students.
The Step Up To Quality is a quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed preschool licensing and school age child care licensing health and safety regulations.
The evaluation criteria and standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.
The Clinton-Massie preschool program’s success demonstrates the commitment, care, and expertise provided by the staff including teachers Anne Brinck and Amber Boris along with paraprofessionals Ashley Brian, Sandi Hoffer, Sandra Pratt, and Lori Wonderly.
Curriculum Director Robyn Donisi also serves as the pre-school director and is assisted by School Psychologist and Case Manager Besty Muterspaw who provides assessment and services for pre-school students with special needs.