Glenview in Bay Village earns 4-star state quality award

Glenview Child Care & Learning Center received a 4-star rating from the Ohio Department of Education. Photo by Ellen Watterson

Glenview Child Care & Learning Center, the Bay Village City School District’s daycare, preschool and before-and-after school care center, has received a Four-Star Step Up To Quality award from the state of Ohio. The rating recognizes that Glenview’s preschool education program and its special needs preschool go beyond the state’s basic standards.

“We are very proud of Glenview,” said Clint Keener, superintendent of Bay Schools. “We are fortunate to attract very caring and talented early childhood teachers who are well qualified and experienced. Glenview is a wonderful place for young children to learn and grow.”

In fact, every classroom from toddlers through preschool have a teacher with a four-year early childhood education degree, licensed in the field. Even those in the infant care room hold the four-year degrees. Teachers use a written, research-based lesson plan of activities that cover all areas of child development, while focusing on the play-based learning that research shows is the best way children learn.

Community members often see lines of youngsters headed toward the city pool in the summer. Year-round excursions across the street let students enjoy programming at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center to extend student learning throughout the school year. Glenview students reap the benefits of many community resources, including the involved parents and community members who make up the Friends of Glenview support group.

“Glenview Center is proud to be recognized as a 4-star center that acknowledges how hard we work to provide quality care for young children,” said Dorothy Chadwick, director of the center. “We work in partnership with the families we serve to provide the best environment and opportunities for children to grow and develop. Our teachers’ experience, strong educational backgrounds and longevity of service provides our students with an amazing curriculum as well as the consistency and crucial attachment that allows children to feel secure to explore the world in which they live.”

Glenview is operated by the Bay Village Board of Education and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. The daycare, preschool and before-and-after school care programs are fully funded by family tuition. The special needs preschool, S.E.E.D., is funded by state and federal grants, as well as by the school district. Since 1982, the nonprofit program has operated year-round in the former Glenview Elementary School building.

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 10:12 AM, 03.20.2018