CIRCLEVILLE – Circleville City Schools – Effective November 12th, 2017 and running through November 11th of 2020, the State of Ohio has awarded the Circleville Elementary Preschool a 5-star Step Up to Quality rating for meeting quality standards established by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
Step Up to Quality is a Five-star tiered quality rating and improvement system created to recognize and promote early learning and development programs that meet quality standards over time and that are continuously above the health and safety licensing requirements set forth by the state.
“It takes a strong staff to carry out a quality program with the demands of schools today,” said preschool director and Circleville Elementary School assistant principal Jill Sims. “We are a community here [in Circleville] and we are raising a community of Tigers and a program such as this is one I want my own child to be involved in. I think we offer a lot of quality programs here in the county, but I am really proud of the community feel we have here on campus as evidenced by this rating.”
The program is currently in its fourth year of operation at the new Circleville Elementary School site on Tiger Drive with 86 student enrollments as of November 1st, 2017.