Millhill Child & Family Development’s Early Education program received a 4-star rating for successfully complete a rigorous, research-based Grow NJ Kids quality rating program.

Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, offers child care and early learning programs access to training, professional development, staff scholarships for continuing education and targeted technical assistance. Professional raters visit the program to review quality standards and then program participants receive ratings – up to five stars – by meeting an extensive list of quality benchmarks.

More than 40 states across the country have some form of Quality Rating and Improvement System. In New Jersey, the program is administered by the Departments of Children and Families, Education, Health, and Human Services.

The rating will help further Millhill’s mission to provide high quality early education preschool while providing a safe and nurturing place for child development. The organization is one of the first in 300 providers in Mercer County to receive the Grow NJ accreditation rating.

“Millhill is proud to be accredited by both the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC) and Grow NJ Kids,” notes Mary Ellen Allocca, Director of Education. “The additional accreditation represents further endorsement of Millhill’s high quality early childhood education program.”

“Grow NJ Kids offers resources to help educate parents on the importance of quality child care and early childhood education,” says Andrea Breitwieser, Grow NJ Kids Coordinator. “It also gives parents and families the tools needed to find programs that will make the most of their kid’s early learning experiences.”

“Millhill should be proud of their rating, as participation in Grow NJ Kids indicates they provide a higher standard of care, exceeding New Jersey’s licensing standards,” Breitwieser notes.

For more information about Millhill Child & Family Development programs, please visit www.millhillcenter.org or our Facebook at facebook.com/millhillchildandfamily. To find a participating Grow NJ Kids program near you, visit www.GrowNJKids.gov.