Ted Berry Head Start Center Steps Up

December 3, 2013 - For the eighth year in a row, the Ted Berry Children & Families Learning Center has been designated as a Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) center by the Ohio Department of Education. Beyond the prestigious designation, the Ted Berry Center received an impressive Three Stars in the quality rating system. The award represents an improvement over the last two years.

“It’s a big deal” said Ted Berry Supervisor Kristen Fiorino. (continues here)  “This is quite an accomplishment that comes as a result of a lot of hard work from the entire staff. It’s not one person; it takes incredible teamwork to get an award like this.”

The award is based on the quality of the program’s curriculum and teaching staff. Fiorino says every teacher was interviewed and judged on their credentials, continuing education and the content presented to students in the classroom.
As part of winning the award, the Ted Berry Center receives $28,000 which goes back into the pre-school program for the 195 students currently enrolled.