Give your child the Royal Treatment
at our Star Rated Center!
Ages Birth - 12 years
We believe in achieving high standards!
We're participating in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative
because research shows that the quality of care your child receives sets the stage for all future learning. This voluntary program is a way for centers to have the level of our quality rated, so you know how well we're doing, and give all of us a way to improve our services by learning from highly skilled mentors and professionals.
The award of one star or higher reflects that we chose
to raise the bar in commitment to quality beyond
expectation or licensed requirement.
Our program will be assessed every two years by trained, experienced Star Quality Raters by thorough
and systematic on-site visits.
Please visit www.smartbeginnings.org for more info
VSQI Star Rated Features:
Rating stars are awarded to programs based on achievement in four quality standards:
Education, qualifications, and training of staff: Effective early childhood professionals have a strong background in education and child development, building specialized early childhood competencies.
Interactions: Effective teachers have the warmth and sensitivity to engage children, fostering self-confidence and positive interactions, and encouraging questions and curiosity.
Structure: Small class sizes and low child to teacher ratios that allow for individual student attention are hallmarks of a high quality program.
Environment and Instruction: An age-appropriate curriculum recognizing the psychological development of children is important, but the way a teacher implements that curriculum is more significant. Learning environments should stimulate children’s cognitive development, with classrooms divided into smaller activity-based centers.