Seigle Avenue Preschool Cooperative by qingyunliuliu

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									    SEIGLE AVENUE PRESCHOOL RECEIVES FIVE-STAR RATING FROM THE
                     STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

Preschool Serving At-Risk Children in Belmont Neighborhood Gets Top Rating from State

Charlotte, N.C. – Seigle Avenue Preschool Cooperative (www.seigleavepreschool.org) was
awarded a five star rated license from the North Carolina Division of Child Development. The
five star rating is the highest rating a child care facility can earn.

 The star-rated licenses are based on a compilation of scores received in three areas: program
standards, staff education levels and compliance history with child care regulations. Seigle
Avenue Preschool received a perfect score of 15, meriting the five star rating.

"We are honored by this recognition,” stated Judy Carter, Executive Director. “The staff at
Seigle Avenue Preschool works hard to ensure that we exceed national and state standards and
that our children receive a high quality preschool experience. We know that the children's
experiences here are the building blocks for their future learning, and that the children deserve
and need the opportunity to build strong foundations in order to be successful in school. By
obtaining the five star rating along with receiving national accreditation from the National
Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), we are validating to ourselves, our
families, our children and our many community supporters that Seigle Avenue Preschool
Cooperative continues to strive for excellence.”

Seigle Avenue Preschool Cooperative was created in 1987 as a joint venture between Seigle
Avenue Presbyterian Church and Junior League of Charlotte to serve preschool children and
their families living in the fragile Seigle Avenue community of Charlotte’s Belmont
neighborhood. Due to several environmental and social indicators, many children living in this
area are considered to be at risk for academic failure. The Preschool’s mission is to create
partnerships among parents, children, staff, volunteers, financial benefactors and our community
to address the educational and social needs of at-risk children and their parents in the fragile
Seigle Avenue community in Charlotte’s Belmont neighborhood. The Preschool’s goal is to
prepare children to be successful in school and in life by 1) providing a high quality preschool
program for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, 2) training parents to be teachers and advocates for their
children, and 3) tracking the progress of Preschool students and graduates to provide on going
support to them and their families.
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If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Judy Carter,
                 please call Pam Janowicz Gray at 704-377-8076, ext. 210.
                           or e-mail pam@seigleavepreschool.org

								
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