Hannah Gibbons preschool receives top rating

The preschool at Hannah Gibbons School, 1401 Larchmont Road, has received the state's top rating for quality.

The score helps the Cleveland Metropolitan School District move closer to its goal of having all of the District’s 61 preschool sites earn high ratings for quality.

Five other preschool sites – Case, Mary M. Bethune, Nathan Hale and Patrick Henry schools and Douglas MacArthur Girls' Leadership Academy – also recently received the maximum five stars from Ohio’s voluntary Step Up to Quality program. All of CMSD's 45 rated sites have earned five stars, and the rest are going or will go through the evaluation process.

The age when children attend preschool is a critical period in brain formation and the development of skills like communication and teamwork. PRE4CLE, a partnership between the District and private providers, is working to make high-quality preschool available to as many District children as possible.

The initiative is part of The Cleveland Plan, a blueprint for education reform in the city.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018