A Children’s Place, a childcare center operated by Ephraim McDowell Health, recently received STARS for KIDS NOW Level Two recertification.
STARS for KIDS NOW is Kentucky's voluntary quality rating system for licensed Type I and Type II child care centers and certified family child care homes. This system uses a scale of one through four STARS to identify levels of quality, with A Children’s Place earning two stars. All STAR levels surpass the minimum licensing requirements that all programs must meet.
Early care and education programs work to meet standards associated with quality care that result in positive outcomes for young children. Programs are assessed in the following areas: staff/child ratios, group size, curriculum, parent involvement, training/education of staff, regulatory compliance, and personnel practices.
The STARS program provides parents with a tool to help identify levels of quality when seeking a childcare setting outside of their home. Childcare centers and family childcare homes participating in STARS for KIDS NOW demonstrate a commitment toward providing quality care and education. Parents can use the rating system to gain an understanding of the factors that contribute to quality care and education, and can choose a child care setting that best matches their family's needs.
Standards for the program are based on research that demonstrates what combination of criteria are essential for quality early childhood environments. The recommendations for the content of each level were constructed by a representative group of consumers, childcare providers, non-profit group representatives, and others who work and live with young children.
For more information about A Children’s Place, please call (859) 236-7176.
Two complete exam requirements
Tim McDaniel, CFP, CPA of McDaniel Wealth Management PLLC, announces two team members have successfully completed examination requirements.
Lee Jinright, CPA, chief operating officer, successfully completed the General Securities Representative Exam, Series 7 and the Uniform Combined State Law Examination, Series 66. Jinright is a Registered Representative with HDVest Investment Services and joined McDaniel Wealth Management as director of tax and accounting in 2009. Jinright lives in Lexington with his wife, Jenni, and two daughters, Hayden and Emma.
Alex Wagner, associate wealth advisor, has successfully completed the General Securities Representative Exam, Series 7. He is a registered representative with HDVest Investment Services. Wagner is a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University and joined the firm in June 2010.
Tim McDaniel, a certified financial planner, offers comprehensive financial planning including retirement, investment, insurance, tax and estate planning. McDaniel Wealth Management PLLC is located at 110 N. First St. in Danville and can be reached at (859) 236-0595.
McDaniel, Jinright and Wagner are Registered Representatives of H.D. Vest. Securities are offered through H.D. Vest Investment Services, Member SIPC. Advisory services are offered through H.D. Vest Advisory Services.
McDaniel Wealth Management PLLC is not a registered broker/dealer or independent advisory firm.