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St. Mary Preschool Receives KY's Highest Rating
By WestKyStar & St. Mary School System
PADUCAH, KY - St. Mary Preschool is now certified as a Five Star rated center. Preschools are given a one to five star rating, with five being the highest level of achievement. The Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating is based on Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality.

St. Mary’s rating ensures lower child-to-staff ratios, higher training credentials for staff, increased family engagement, and quality in curriculum. Attaining this recognition ensures a commitment to quality learning experiences for students.
 
“I'm proud that our preschool program meets the highest standards to qualify for the Five Star rating.  Our staff strives to serve and educate children daily in a faith-filled environment that is focused on excellence,” said Lisa Clark, elementary and preschool principal.

The rating is important for families as they seek the strongest possible preschool experience for their children. Research indicates that children who attend high quality early learning environments have better math, language and social skills.  The rating system will provide a measuring stick for parents as they consider where their children should receive their educational start.
 
For more information about the St. Mary preschool program contact awright@smss.org or 270-442-1681, ext. 286 or visit www.smss.org.

Published 02:25 AM, Thursday Apr. 20, 2017
Updated 08:16 PM, Thursday Apr. 20, 2017

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