New PRE4CLE Providers Recognized

In October, PRE4CLE recognized the latest batch of high-quality PRE4CLE Providers in a ceremony at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. To be a PRE4CLE Provider, preschools must have a 3-, 4-, or 5-star Step Up To Quality rating and meet additional requirements for their teachers’ education levels and class size. Seventeen PRE4CLE Providers were recognized, bringing the total number of PRE4CLE Providers to 107.

A number of the new PRE4CLE Providers took advantage of training and grants that were made available through PRE4CLE. Three preschools–Old Brooklyn Horizon Education Centers, Market Square Horizon Education Centers, and Glenville Early Learning Center–were able to use PRE4CLE’s Classroom Expansion Grants to add more seats to their preschools. Another three preschools–Brightside Academy, A Jubilee Academy, and Intergenerational Day Care–tapped into training and technical support to fast track their path to a high-quality rating in PRE4CLE’s Accelerated Quality Improvement Model (Read more about this on page 13 of our Annual Report).

The ceremony also celebrated five-star ratings at 29 CMSD preschools over the past two years, bringing the total number of CMSD five-star rated preschools to 35.

All PRE4CLE Providers and their staff were able to network, visit the museum exhibits, get chair massages, and enjoy an evening out. They were joined by staff from our partners at Starting Point and members of the Cleveland Early Childhood Compact.

Check out photos of the event on our Facebook page!

The new PRE4CLE Providers are:

• A Jubilee Academy
• Apples of Gold Child Care Center II
• Brightside Academy
• Buckeye Head Start
• Charles Dickens Elementary School
• Corinna Bryant
• Denison Elementary School
• Glenville Early Learning Center
• Intergenerational Day Care
• Lakeview Terrace Head Start
• Market Square Horizon Education Centers
• Murtis Taylor at Kathryn R. Tyler Center
• Old Brooklyn Horizon Education Centers
• Urban Community School
• Walton Elementary School
• Weekare Day Care
• Wilson’s Home Day Care

The newly five-star rated CMSD preschools are:

• Artemus Ward Elementary School
• Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
• Bolton Elementary School
• Charles Eliot Elementary School
• Clara E. Westropp Elementary School
• Clark Elementary School
• Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary School
• Garfield Elementary School
• H. Barbara Booker Elementary School
• Harvey Rice Elementary School
• Iowa-Maple Elementary School
• Joseph M. Gallagher Elementary School
• Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School
• Marion C. Seltzer Elementary School
• Marion-Sterling Elementary School
• Mary B. Martin Elementary School
• Miles Elementary School
• Newton D Baker Elementary School
• Paul Dunbar Elementary School
• Riverside Elementary School
• Robinson G. Jones Elementary School
• Scranton Elementary School
• Sunbeam Elementary School
• Wade Park Elementary School
• Warner Girls Leadership Academy
• Wilbur Wright Elementary School
• William C. Bryant Elementary School
• Willow Elementary School
• Willson Elementary School


October 27, 2017


Michelle Connavino

Michelle Connavino

Michelle Connavino is the Operations & Outreach Specialist for PRE4CLE, Cleveland's plan to expand access to high-quality preschool.

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