Thank you for your interest in Mad River’s Early Childhood
Program! It is our commitment to offer a safe, caring and stimulating
environment in which children can explore and learn by experiencing creative
hands-on and age appropriate activities presented by a qualified professional
staff. A graduate of the Early Childhood Learning Center will be equipped for
an enjoyable entry into the world of learning and will develop an understanding
of concepts and skills which are critical for life-long learning success.
In recognition of excellence and an ongoing commitment to children, Mad River's preschool porgram has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Bureau of Child Care and Development. ODJFS is the state agency responsible for licensing and promoting high standards among Ohio’s early care and education programs.
Step Up To Quality is Ohio's rating system that awards one to five stars to learning and development programs that go above and beyond minimum licensing standards. Star-rated programs lay the foundation for children's learning and development and build skills that are important for success in school and in life. Programs with five-star ratings:
- Have highly trained teachers
- Develop children's school readiness skills
- Are committed to continuous improvement
- Value relationships with families and communities