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Hope Grows Child Development Center

The Center

Maryland Excels LogoMaryland EXCELS

Our Center participates in Maryland EXCELS which is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). A QRIS is a framework used to recognize, assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early childhood and school-age care and educational settings. QRIS are used to raise the quality of care and education and to support and improve children’s development and teacher competences. A QRIS awards ratings to center and family-based child care and school-age child care settings that meet increasingly rigorous high standards of quality in key areas. EXCELS stands for Excellence Counts in Early Learning and School-Age care. Maryland EXCELS has awarded Hope Grows a level 3 and is committed to reaching the highest level of excellence. For more information on our Maryland EXCELS rating, please click on http://olms.ctejhu.org/olms2/4541//find and search for “hope grows”

NAEYC

27[1]Hope Grows is currently undergoing NAEYC Training and Evaluation and hopes to get accreditation in the coming year.

Our Staff

We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff members and we are in the Maryland Credentialing Program which is a voluntary program that recognizes teachers who go beyond the requirements of State licensing and registration regulations. There are six credential levels each one recognizing a teacher’s achievement of a specified number of training clock hours, experience and professional activities that are important for providing a quality classroom environment. Our staff ranges from a level six to a beginning level of one. Meet our Teachers!