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King of Peace Honored as Center of Distinction

Press Release: King of Peace Episcopal Day School in Kingsland was recently named one of the top child care centers in the state. The honor came this past Friday (March 20) as the State of Georgia’s Bright from the Start department named the school a Center of Distinction.

This is the premier award given by the State of Georgia to recognize the centers that provide the highest quality care for children from birth through four years of age. The Center of Distinction honor is part of the Standards of Care program which seeks to encourage centers to improve well beyond the minimum requirements of licensing. King of Peace was the only center in Camden County considered for this prestigious award.

The honor comes after a year long process with the state’s licensing division that culminated in a two-day on site evaluation looking into every detail of the school’s operations. Consultant Denise Jenson evaluated the school using the nationally recognized Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale and the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale which provide a basis for objective assessment of preschool classrooms. Jenson rated the school as “excellent,” and noted that King of Peace is unusual in being “supportive of both staff and parents.”

“Our director, Gillian Butler, and her team not only provide a quality preschool education, but they do so in a loving environment,” said Frank Logue, pastor of King of Peace Episcopal Church and president of the school.

He added, “We are pleased to have the State of Georgia affirm the hard work our teachers do every day to meet the highest of standards in preparing the children entrusted to us for school.”

Bright from the Start is the department of state government dedicated to child care and early education for children from birth through four years of age. The department administers Georgia’s Pre-K Program, licenses child care centers, registers home-based child care providers, administers the Standards of Care program, and works collaboratively with other agencies and stakeholders to enhance early care and education.



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