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HCC Child Care Center maintains five-star status

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.