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Dothan City Schools - Preschool/Head Start Center Achieve STAR Rating


Dothan City Schools-Preschool/Head Start Center is proud to announce that we have achieved a STAR rating in Alabama Quality STARS, Alabama’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Dothan City Schools-Preschool/Head Start Center was recognized by the state of Alabama for our ongoing effort to provide quality early care and education above state minimum licensing requirements.

The designation comes after significant preparation, which included an extensive orientation session, staff enrollment in the Alabama Pathways Professional Development Registry, and training on the environment and administration assessments.  The process culminated in a program review conducted by Alabama Quality STARS staff.

“Each staff member at Head Start worked so hard to ensure they met the requirements to be awarded the STAR rating.  All of their hard work paid off and we are so excited to be recognized as a facility that provides quality care and education to the students that we serve” said Denise Vincent, Program Director.

Alabama began statewide implementation of its QRIS in February 2016.  Participation in a QRIS gives early care and education programs the opportunity to assess and improve the quality of the services provided to children and families.  Research on brain development shows the need to focus on quality early care and education as the foundation for children to be successful in school and in life.

Dothan City Schools-Preschool/Head Start Center is honored to serve the families of this community by providing quality early care and education.  This milestone means our staff will have program enhancement support and priority consideration for training and educational scholarships.  We pledge to continue to strive to provide the highest quality early care and education possible.  

Alabama Quality STARS is an initiative of the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR), in collaboration with the University of Alabama.