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We Are a 5-Star Preschool!

The Solon Schools Preschool earned the 5-Star Award from the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services by meeting the rigorous requirements of the state’s Step Up to Quality rating and improvement system. Earning 5 stars, the highest possible, on the quality rating recognizes the Solon Schools Preschool as a learning and development program that exceeds licensing health and safety standards.

The program requirements are based on national research identifying standards that lead to improved outcomes for students. The rating system ranks preschools on adherence to standards in:

  • Learning and Development
  • Staff Qualifications and Professional Development
  • Administration and Leadership Practices
  • Family and Community Partnerships
  • Coordination of Step Up to Quality Standards by a preschool administrator

“Everyone associated with the preschool is thrilled that we earned five stars,” said Beth Poe, a district school psychologist and coordinator of early childhood programming. “The 5-Star Award validates the dedication and incredible work that the teachers, assistants and support staff have done for years with Solon's youngest learners! We also believe that it highlights for the community how our education process starts well before kindergarten and has contributed to the excellence of our school system.” 

Congratulations to the preschool staff, students and families on receiving this important quality rating.