Early Childhood Education Rating System To Debut This Fall

Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor told the Associated Press that the system will help parents choose quality day care and early childhood education option for their children.

In an interview with the Associated Press, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor provided some details about Connecticut's plan to create a system to help parents choose quality day care and early childhood education centers for their children.

is a part of Gov. Malloy's public education bill, which was , and will grade providers statewide on the education they offer. The goal of the system, Pryor said, is also designed to "enable these providers to ratchet up their level of quality."

Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone every day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.

Pryor added that the system will be implemented in the fall and will be ramped up over the next several years. The state will also begin surveying Connecticut's School Readiness Councils to determine which providers are prepared to accept the 1,000 new early childhood education slots that the new law provides.

The new law also allows professional development funding for early childhood educators, as well as funding for computer hardware and software.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

concerned early childhood provider June 04, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Will this include programs that are not licensed by the State of CT, such as those governed by a Board of Education. For example: Regional School District #17 ?


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »