Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Watkinsville has been a community leader in quality child care since opening in 2000. Call for a virtual tour; we are enrolling all ages.
In 2015, our center achieved a Quality Rated certification from DECAL, which is the department of state government responsible for meeting the early education and child care needs of Georgia’s children and families. DECAL created the Quality Rated Program to help childcare providers meet higher standards for quality childcare and continuously improve the level of childcare they provide.
Participation in the Quality Rated Program is voluntary and free. Any child care program participating in Georgia’s Quality Rated Program has agreed to meet standards that exceed the state’s licensing requirements and is committed to improving the quality of care it provides to children. DECAL also administers Georgia’s lottery funded Pre-K Program and licenses/oversees all the state’s child care programs.
Based on the results of a rigorous application process, programs are awarded one star, two stars, or three stars. A star rating indicates a higher quality program. Stars are awarded based on a combination of points gathered from an independent observation and a portfolio that demonstrates the program meets standards above and beyond what licensing requires. The number of stars reflects scores above certain levels.
The Quality Rated Program was designed so that any parent selecting a program participating in Quality Rated can feel confident that they are enrolling their child in a program committed to continuous quality improvement and higher quality standards.
Of the handful of child care centers in the Watkinsville/Athens area that are Quality Rated, Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Watkinsville has attained the 3-Star (highest) Quality Rated rating. A 3-Star Quality Rated Program demonstrates a commitment to meeting standards that exceed state health and safety requirements, meets numerous quality benchmarks, and scores high on the independent observation. We are 3-Star Quality Rated and we use TADPOLES!