Cymone Green, childcare para, was evaluated by the Paces to Quality Program in March. Cymone received the highest score Metro has ever received, including 23 '7’s in 32 categories, A '7' is the highest score possible and rarely given.
From Cymone, "Coming to Metro everyday gives me the opportunity to teach and nurture children to be the best they can be. I've been with my group since they were infants and now I have the pleasure of being there when they reach different milestones. From diapers, crawling to now potty training, each day is different and they never cease to amaze me. When you love what you do and are passionate about it, it shows through your work ethic. I wouldn't trade my 'Triplets' as I call them, for the world."
MPCC (Metro Parent Child Center) Co-Director Chris Evan Schwartz is extremely proud. "Cymone has worked hard all year making her room appropriate and consistent with early childhood researched-based "best practices".
HACAP's Paces to Quality is a local effort to increase the quality of child care. Two scales are used as observation tools in classrooms by a trained early childhood specialist: The research-based Infant-Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS) or the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS). Results are analyzed and an action plan for improvement is created. Centers receive $500 to purchase materials to increase program quality. Metro Parent Child Center has participated in Paces to Quality for the past eight years. This year it was the Metro Toddler Room’s turn to be observed. Metro is proud to offer high quality care for young children!