Newport City Promise Community Early Care and Learning Center achieves 3 STARS

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NEWPORT — The Newport City Promise Community Early Care and Learning Center has been awarded 3 Stars by Vermont’s Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS).

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Participants receive recognition for demonstrating quality programming that exceeds licensing requirements by the State of Vermont.

This achievement represents great effort and serious commitment on the part of the center.

“This achievement confirms the Newport City Promise Community Early Care and Learning Center’s commitment to providing quality early childhood programming,” Reeva Sullivan Murphy, Deputy Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families, said.

The STARS program is Vermont’s quality recognition system for registered home providers, licensed programs including children’s centers and school-based Pre-Kindergarten programs, and school-age programs.

Programs are recognized for achievements in five areas:

1. Compliance with licensing regulations.
2. Qualifications and training of program staff.
3. The program’s connections with families and with the community.
4. The practices of the program and its strategies for improvement.
5. The strength of the programs operating policies and business practices.

Awards for achievements in these areas begin at one star and increase to five stars.

The Newport City Promise Community Early Care and Learning Center is located at the United Church on 3rd Street in Newport.

The center serves infants and toddlers and has a full-day preschool program for 3 to 5 years old.

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