Raising Hope Child Care Center is an early childhood center located in Newark, Delaware. They currently serve 26 children including toddlers, preschoolers, prekindergarteners, and school-age children. The center welcomes and diligently works with a diverse population of children including those with IEPs, IFSPs, Dual Language Learning, and Behavior Management Plans. Raising Hope Child Care Center originally started in Delaware Stars in 2013 as part of a Stars Plus cohort. While participating in the cohort, staff worked on creating environments consistent with the Environment Rating Scales, completing the Aim for Excellence program to earn the Administration credential, participating in Curriculum & Assessment Specialty TA, and implementing the Creative Curriculum. As a result, the center advanced from Star Level 2 to Star Level 4 in 2015.
In July 2016, Raising Hope Child Care Center underwent significant program changes including new ownership, a new administrator, entirely new staff, and even new students. Neither the administrator nor the staff had prior experience at a Delaware Stars program. Due to the center’s significant program changes, Raising Hope was required to re-verify their star level. In order to prepare, staff at the center established classroom-level action plan items focused on classroom management, supervision, interactions and access to…continue here.