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Celebrating Career Tech Education Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month John F. Kennedy Elementary School JFK Choir JFK Miss Smith and 4th Grade Honor Choir JFK 5th Graders Creating Their Own Music We are FIREBIRDS! JFK Second Grades Exploring and Checking Out Books JFK Second Graders Exploring Nature JFK 3rd Grade Winter Musical JFK First Graders
JFK First Graders Elementary students listening to a classroom presentation by a teacher Students showing off their art skills and being funny. Nurse Kay talking with students about brushing their teeth. Students listening to their teacher in a classroom Students working in a classroom with computers
Celebrating Career Tech Education Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month John F. Kennedy Elementary School JFK Choir JFK Miss Smith and 4th Grade Honor Choir JFK 5th Graders Creating Their Own Music We are FIREBIRDS! JFK Second Grades Exploring and Checking Out Books JFK Second Graders Exploring Nature JFK 3rd Grade Winter Musical JFK First Graders
JFK First Graders Elementary students listening to a classroom presentation by a teacher Students showing off their art skills and being funny. Nurse Kay talking with students about brushing their teeth. Students listening to their teacher in a classroom Students working in a classroom with computers

KCS Preschool Programs Top-Rated

Kettering's Integrated Preschool Programs are now 5-Star Rated, the ODE's highest rating for preschool programs

A 5-Star Rating is the ODE's top rating for preschool programs. This rating indicates that a program provides the highest quality of services, while also meeting all state regulations for licensing, health and safety for our youngest students.

This accomplishment is the culmination of collaboration on the parts of Kettering's integrated preschool teaching staff, nurses, principals, coordinators, and support staff throughout the district.

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Some of the requirements that each of Kettering's preschool programs had to meet included the following:

  • Families are involved in how assessment data is used to create individual learning goals/plans for students.
  • Yearly classroom and site improvement goals/plans are set based on self-assessments and teachers are tracking progress on action steps and adjusting goals as needed.
  • Yearly improvement plans include community partners (such as Preschool Promise, PNC Financial Services and Grow Up Great.)
  • Each staff member is observed at least twice yearly.
  • Staff must have a minimum of 20 hours of Step Up to Quality approved Professional Development every two years.
  • ALL staff are first aid & CPR trained, have child abuse prevention training and management of communicable disease training.
  • Teachers are highly qualified in Special Education and Early Childhood Education.
  • Kettering's Integrated Preschool Program is continually seeking to improve through annual surveys with families.

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For more information on the state's Step Up To Quality program for early childhood education, please visit the SUTQ website at:  http://www.earlychildhoodohio.org/sutq.stm.

 





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