We are so happy and proud to announce that the José Martí Child Development Center has received their new rating through Early Achievers, and we have been rated as an Early Achievers Level 4 Center of Excellence! We were rated at a level 3 in September 2013, but we were required to undergo a re-rating early after the Early Start Act was passed last year since our program receives state funding (ECEAP and DSHS). The process included a site visit to review our File of Supporting Materials, children and classroom files, and evaluations of all 8 classrooms using the CLASS and ERS assessments. Based on the results of this review, we received the required number of points to achieve level 4! In addition, we were deemed to have Areas of Specialization (100% scores) in Child Outcomes; Interactions & Environment; Curriculum & Staff Supports; and Family Engagement & Partnerships. It is thanks to the hard work of our teachers, staff and coaches that we were able to increase the high quality of our program and achieve this milestone, and our high quality programming will continue to benefit our students as they grow and learn the necessary skills to be ready for kindergarten.