Over the last month, Mary Frances Wall Center was evaluated using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS). This scale is designed to assess group programs for preschool through kindergarten aged children from 2 through 5 years of age. The scale consists of 43 items organized into 7 categories and is used for state licensure, NCPK compliance and NC DPI certification. Four classrooms were selected at random to be evaluated during this process. We are pleased to report that our school received an average score of 6.1, out of a possible 7. In order to be considered high quality in the state of North Carolina, schools must score at least a 5. The four classrooms that were selected to be evaluated are:
Busy Bees-Meredith Haigler, Barbara Womble and Donnielle Posey
Froggy Friends-Andrea Nelson, Elizabeth Detsch and Suzanne Meadows
Friendly Fish-Julie Smith, Amanda Barrett and Leslie Ghessling
Gentle Giraffes-Jessica Reich, Emily Case and Kathy Smith
Congratulations to these classrooms for superb scores, and to the entire staff for extraordinary efforts and commitment to high quality early childhood education!