Denton Independent School District
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- Denton Independent School District
Gallian Child Development Center Achieves Four Star Rating
For the second time in three years, Virginia Gallian Child Development Center has received the Texas Rising Star (TRS) program’s Four-Star certification, the highest rating a program can receive in Texas.
“Our staff works very hard and we are extremely proud to receive this designation for the second time in a three-year window,” said Hugh Bolton, Gallian Child Development Center coordinator. “Not every program participates in TRS but those of us who do strive to provide a higher quality of care.”
The TRS program is a quality-based childcare rating system of childcare providers participating in the Texas Workforce Commission’s childcare programs. The program measures the overall quality of the childcare facility, the curriculum and the interactions between teachers and its young students.
There are three levels of certification that encourages providers to attain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a Four-Star level.
Choosing a high-quality program can have a significant impact on a child’s readiness for success in kindergarten and later grades. Children who attend high-quality programs, especially at-risk children, can make significant gains in their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
In Texas, childcare programs can pursue higher quality through several avenues. Texas Rising Star is one of these options for childcare providers, and for parents looking for high-quality care for their children.
“Since we operate under the umbrella of Denton ISD – serving the district’s employees and City of Denton employees – we want to match the high quality of programming that is offered to PreK students,” said Mr. Bolton. “Earning this standard reaffirms that we are preparing our young students for student success.”