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Six more preschools earn top rating



CMSD is growing closer to its goal of having all of the District’s 61 preschool sites earn high ratings for quality.

Six preschool sites – at Case, Hannah Gibbons, Mary M. Bethune, Nathan Hale and Patrick Henry schools and Douglas MacArthur Girls' Leadership Academy – have just received the maximum five stars from Ohio’s Step Up to Quality program. All 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.