Crisis Nursery’s FACES Receives 5-Star Quality First Rating.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 22, 2013)- Crisis Nursery announced its FACES Early Childhood Education program received a Highest Quality Rating from Quality First – a signature program of First Things First that partners with child care and preschool providers to improve the quality of early learning across Arizona.
FACES has participated in the Quality First program (www.QualityFirstAZ.com) for three years. Out of the 447 child care providers rated on the program’s website, Crisis Nursery’s FACES program is one of fewer than ten programs statewide to be awarded the Highest Quality rating and the only one located in the Central Phoenix regional area.
“The families and children we serve deserve the highest quality, and that is what we are” said Kristin Andrew, director of the FACES program.
Priding itself on a group of highly qualified and passionate staff, FACES endured multiple rounds of evaluation. Staff were interviewed, child interactions were observed, lesson plans, procedures, and policies were evaluated by First Things First.
“The 5 Star Quality First rating positions the FACES program as a leading quality provider of early childhood education in the state of Arizona. Our hope is that it will attract more funders so we can continue to serve the children and families living in our neighborhood”, explains Marsha Porter, Executive Director of Crisis Nursery.
Thanks to a grant from The Bob and Renee Parson’s Foundation, FACES will be opening an additional preschool classroom next month, helping Crisis Nursery to expand their impact.