New Castle County Head Start, Inc. Centers Receive Star Level Five Rating, Recognize Classrooms as “CLASStastic”

Release Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

NCCHS presents the 2016-2017 “CLASStastic” Award to Marshallton Room 2015. Pictured above are (left to right) Beverly Krischbaum, Andrea Balback, Marshallton Center Coordinator, and Kirsten Rose.(Newark, Del.) All New Castle County Head Start, Inc. (NCCHS) centers have received Star Level Five Ratings, the highest possible rating, from Delaware Stars for Early Success, Delaware’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Delaware Stars for Early Success reviews early childhood education programs every three years. This is the second consecutive Star Level Five Rating recognition for all NCCHS centers.

 

The goal of Delaware Stars is to invest in participating programs to increase access to high quality care for all of Delaware’s children, especially those from low-income families. Delaware Stars is funded by the Delaware Department of Education and administered and managed by the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC) in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware.

 

In addition, six NCCHS classrooms were recognized as “CLASStastic” for receiving nearly perfect CLASS scores at the NCCHS Annual Luncheon on May 25, 2017. The Office of Head Start (OHS) uses the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) tool to measure and monitor classroom quality. The average NCCHS CLASS scores are at or above the highest 10% scores for all national Head Start grantees. See below pictures of "CLASStastic" award recipients

 

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NCCHS presents the 2016-2017 “CLASStastic” Award to Marshallton Room 2015. Pictured above are (left to right) Beverly Krischbaum, Andrea Balback, Marshallton Center Coordinator, and Kirsten Rose.
 
NCCHS presents the 2016-2017 “CLASStastic” Award to Marshallton Room 2016! Pictured above (left to right) are Shanetha Reyes, Andrea Balback (Center Coordinator) and Elyise Greene.
 
NCCHS presents the 2016-2017 “CLASStastic” Award to Marshallton Room 2014! Pictured above (left to right) are Sharniece Smith, Andrea Balback (Center Coordinator), Jennifer Baez and Latrece Lewis.
 
NCCHS presents the 2016-2017 “CLASStastic” Award to Marshallton Room 1015! Pictured above (left to right) are Nicole Hrabelski, Andrea Torres-Glover, Andrea Balback (Center Coordinator) and Lorenza Obregon.
 
NCCHS presents the 2016-2017 “CLASStastic” Award to Absalom Jones Room 2002! Pictured above are (left to right) Jeanette Lasalle, Theresa Herfindahl (Center Coordinator) Kellie Krischbaum and Florence Muhammad.
 

NCCHS presents the 2016-2017 “CLASStastic” Award to Claymont Room 6! Pictured above are Amy McKiernan, Catrina Baise, Ronda Thomas (Center Coordinator), and Dana VanderHorn.