Pre-K Reaches Level 5 EXCELS Certification
Our Preschool was recently rated a Level 5 by Maryland State Department of Education, is a High Quality Early Childhood Program!
Maryland EXCELS stands for (EXcellence Counts in Early Learning and School-Age Care) and is a Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS) that addresses the needs of both families and educators. Programs earn level ratings starting at level 1, for meeting the initial requirements, and maxing out at level 5, for achieving the highest level of quality. St. Stephen School was recently awarded our level 5 status. We achieved level 5 by being excellent in 5 core areas: compliance, professional development, accreditation, developmentally appropriate activities, and administrative practices. For more information about Maryland EXCELS, please see their website.
Congratulations to our Pre-K Team for all their hard work!