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Posted: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013

State releases list of Quality Rated daycares

Quality preschool list out
Quality preschool list out

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Eula Winfrey and daughter Missy photo
Eula Winfrey who runs Covington Preschool in Decatur with dauther Missy

By Sandra Parrish

The list of Quality Rated daycares and preschools by the Department of Early Centers and Learning is out, with 230 receiving star ratings.

“These programs are showing their commitment to Georgia’s youngest learners by going above and beyond what is required of them in licensure,” says Commissioner Bobby Cagle.

To receive the quality rating, early learning centers volunteer to undergo extra scrutiny from the state that includes the educational programs they offer all the way to safety precautions. So far 1,300 have volunteered to take part.

“Beginning this month you’ll see who’s in and who’s not by going to qualityrated.org,” says Cagle.

Eula Winfrey's Covington Preschool in Decatur is among the elite.  She began her program four years ago and only accepts six students at a time.

“It was a lot of work, but it was worth it,” she tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish.  “They help you with building your school, giving you equipment you need, (and) anything that you need to sustain your children.”

Winfrey says her own 6-year-old daughter, Missy, began the program at age 2 and is now reading a high school level as she prepares to enter the first grade.

“It’s just the greatest thing for parents to know their children are getting the very best in love and education,” she says.

 
 

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