This post was contributed by a community member.

Romeoville, Ill. – State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, attended a special recognition ceremony on November 1st to honor Valley View Early Childhood Center for receiving the ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Achievement. Parents, students and Valley View School District officials were also present for the ceremony.

"I’d like to congratulate Valley View Early Childhood Center and its staff for earning this great achievement," said Manley. "Early childhood education and early intervention is vital in ensuring that our children have the resources they need to succeed in their academic careers and beyond. I look forward to continuing to work with the Valley View School District to make sure our children have the best tools to help them thrive."

ExceleRate Illinois is the state’s quality rating and improvement system for early learning programs. The Gold Circle of Quality Achievement designation is the highest ranking for such programs that have met or exceeded quality measures in the areas of learning environment, instructional quality, program administration, child/teacher ratios, staff qualifications and professional development. This designation remains in effect until the Early Childhood Center’s next Illinois State Board of Education monitoring cycle.

"It was so great to have State Representative Natalie Manley visit Valley View Early Childhood Center today," said Jacqueline Brown, principal of Valley View Early Childhood Center. "Her presence demonstrates her passion and commitment to the importance of quality early childhood education for our community. We are sincerely grateful for her attendance today and her compassion for our youngest learners."

Get the Romeoville newsletter


Thanks for your feedback.

010-Inoreader Saves,00-Pol RT,19-Legal,25-Working,26-Delivered

via Romeoville, IL Patch

November 4, 2018 at 08:51PM