StoneBridge Early Learning Center recognized

by Celia Shortt

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Cindy Gibbons, members of her staff and some students at StoneBridge. 


StoneBridge Early Learning Center in Newnan was awarded the “Quality Rated” status by Bright from the Start of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

StoneBridge is an educational facility, specializing in education from birth to five years. It is committed “to provide a nurturing environment enriched with opportunities to encourage every child to excel to his or her highest potential.”

A child care center that is “Quality Rated” has agreed to meet standards which exceed the state’s licensing requirements and is committed to improving the quality of care it provides to children.

Heather Allen Hamre, from Georgia Regents University helped Cindy Gibbons, Executive Director and Co-owner of StoneBridge, and her staff work through the process to become “Quality Rated.”

“StoneBridge Early Learning Center serves as a leader in their community,” Hamre said. “The Quality Rated process enabled them to refine their skills and expertise to meet defined national and state best practice standards.”

“The Quality Rated system was designed so that any parent selecting a Quality Rated program can feel confident they have chosen a program for their child that is committed to continuous quality improvement and meeting high quality standards,” she added.

“The in-depth assessments through the Quality Rated Program offered guidance on how we could ensure our program exceeds the state’s basic requirements,” said Cindy Gibbons, Executive Director and Co-owner of StoneBridge.

A quality rating is important because it helps Georgia families find high quality early education and school programs where they can enroll their children.

Gibbons recently opened another Stonebridge Early Learning Center at Thomas Crossroads.

“For the benefit of the children in the community, hopefully all the child care centers in Coweta will make the commitment to achieve a Quality Rating from the State,” she said. “We are excited to offer the same level of standards at our new location at Thomas Crossroads that just opened this summer.”



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