Siskin Children’s Institute has again earned a 3-star rating, the highest rating possible, from the Tennessee Star Quality Program. This assessment involved observation of five classrooms as well as routines and practices within each including classroom environment, personal care routines, interactions between children and their peers as well as the interaction with the adults, activities/materials, program structure, and language/reasoning skills throughout the day. Other areas that are taken into consideration are professional development hours and content, classroom ratios, and parent involvement.
“We are thrilled to receive the Tennessee Star Quality Program’s 3-star rating. Our center utilizes evidence-based practices to increase a child’s engagement, independence and social relationships within an inclusive, intentional play setting incorporating developmentally appropriate standards and we believe our high rating reflects that. We’re so proud of our teaching staff who work hard every day providing incredible, loving, high-quality care,“ said Julie Mickel, director of the Early Learning Center at Siskin Children’s Institute.
The Tennessee Star Quality Program is a voluntary program that recognizes child care agencies who exceed minimum licensing standards. To learn more, visit tnstarquality.org.
The Siskin Early Learning Center provides a high quality preschool education to young children with and without disabilities, including children with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, chromosomal abnormality and other disabilities. All children learn and play side-by-side in an environment that celebrates the accomplishments of every child.