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Heatherdowns Early Learning Center recently earned a Two Star rating in Ohio’s Step Up To Quality program, a voluntary quality rating system operated through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The Center has participated in the program since its pilot year in 2005, consistently earning a one star rating. Heatherdowns was awarded the Two Star rating in December 2009, making it part of a small number of child care centers in Lucas County to achieve the designation.
Benefits associated with the star rating include lower than state required teacher to student ratios, smaller group sizes, higher staff education, specialized training and continuing education for staff, and adherence to early learning standards. Heatherdowns Early Learning Center accepts children ages 18 months through school age. For more information, call 419-385-5880. 3544 Glendale Ave.