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Easterseals Child Development Center (CDC) in Ontario Receives Top Marks in Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

Early Childhood Educators Kasandra T., Apryl C., Dana W. and Sarah C. help Ontario Child Development Center land second place out of 42 centers.

Early Childhood Educators from the Child Development Center (CDC) in Ontario Early Childhood Educators from the Child Development Center (CDC) in Ontario scored top marks in a recent Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), a research-based observation tool used by the Office of Head Start to assess teacher-child interactions.

Easterseals Associates Kasandra T., Apryl C., Dana W.and Sarah C. received excellent assessments and collectively helped our CDC to come in second place out of 42 centers in San Bernardino County.

Research consistently demonstrates that children in classrooms with higher CLASS scores demonstrate more positive social and early academic development. CLASS describes three domains of teacher-child interactions that support children's learning and development: emotional support; classroom organization; and instructional support.

"The CLASS assessment is an integral aspect of our program that validates that our children are engaged with teachers and receiving the highest quality interactions," said Betty R., VP Child Development Services. "This is truly a testament to the great work that our staff provides to children every day."

"This is such a great accomplishment and it really shows the hard work our teachers put forth on a daily basis," added Elizabeth M., Area Director for the CDC.

Congratulations to Kassandra, Apryl, Dana and Sarah on this outstanding achievement!

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