HCC Child Care Center maintains
The N. C. Rated License Assessment
Project recently conducted a three-year reassessment at the
Halifax Community College Child Care Center as part of the
center’s N. C. Star Rated License. The assessment process is
voluntary and plays a key role in the N. C. Star Rated
License system because the overall average score best
represents a program’s level of quality.
The assessment score is based on a
seven-point scale where 1 = “Inadequate,” 3 = Minimal,” 5 =
“Good,” and 7 = “Excellent.”
The score is used to help determine whether a
facility is awarded a three, four, or five-star license.
For its program standards, the HCC Child
Care Center was eligible for seven out of seven points.
As a result, the center will continue to enjoy its
status as a five-star facility, the highest rating awarded
by the state of North Carolina.
Vicki Collier, center director, said, “My
staff and I would like to thank the college administration
for their encouragement and support as we prepared for our
upcoming reassessment. We are also very indebted to the
college’s maintenance department for their dedication to
helping us keep the Center’s furnishings and equipment in
good shape. Last, but not least, we thank Halifax-Warren
Smart Start and the N. C. Division of Child Development for
offering excellent staff training and technical assistance.”
As a five-star facility, the HCC Child
Care Center provides and maintains quality care, nurturing,
and education to the children it serves. For more
information, contact the center directly at (252) 536-6385.
Pictured are front row from left,
instructors Catherine Robinson and Rhonda Johnston, and Vice
President for Administrative Services Deborah Armstrong;
back row from left, Belinda Brown, the child care center's
state licensing consultant with the N. C. Division of Child
Development, HCC Child Care Center Director Vicki Collier,
and HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr.