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HighScope Graduates

HighScope Certified Teachers, Programs

Congratulations to the Early Childhood Intervention Center @ the Center for Homeless—our newest HighScope Certified Program!

A huge shout-out to ECIC for achieving this high high bar of quality.

For a program to reach certification status, the very best teaching practices are evident throughout the program. The lead teacher in each classroom must be HighScope Certified and the program also must score at an average of 4.0 on the Agency PQA. Kudos to ECIC, which joins First English Preschool, Early Learning Center and Hope4Kids as St. Joseph County's 4 HighScope certified programs.

 

In order for a program to become a certified program, all of their lead teachers had to first achieve HighScope certification. Becoming a Certified HighScope Teacher is no easy task. Certification requires high Program Quality Assessment scores—an average of 4.5 or higher on a 5.0 scale, with no individual item less than 4.0.

 

In addition, teachers need to demonstrate proficiency in the Child Observation Record, an assessment tool used to measure children's developmental progress; articulate how they plan each part of the day based on children's interests and developmental levels; provide evidence of individualization; and describe their own professional development path to their current level of expertise.

HighScope certification signifies a teacher's commitment to excellence in the classroom and dedication to the highest standards in implementing the HighScope curriculum. Through this certification journey, these teachers have demonstrated their ability to nurture the best outcomes for the children in their classrooms.


 

Peggy DeLanghe (Pre-K) - Early Learning Center, Granger

Lynn Sandburg (Pre-K) - Early Learning Center, Granger

Jenny Rairdon (Pre-K) - Early Learning Center, Granger

Mae Tilton (Infant-Toddler) - Head Start Pre-K, South Bend

Kaylee Thompson (Pre-K) - Hope4Kids at Hope Ministries, South Bend

Director Angie Snyder (center) with her teachers Heather Swanson and Kaylee Thompson (Program) - Hope4Kids at Hope Ministries, South Bend

Stacey Mullins (Pre-K) - Early Learning Center, Granger

Susan Perks (Toddler) - EHS at El Campito, South Bend

Sarah Givens (Pre-K) - Early Learning Center, Granger

Maureen Frasier (Pre-K) - First English Lutheran Preschool, Mishawaka

Jennifer Potts (Pre-K) - First English Lutheran Preschool, Mishawaka

Crystal Pitts (Infant/Toddler) - Early Childhood Intervention Center @

Center for Homeless, South Bend

Director Anna Greenawalt (right) with her teachers Dianna McCune and Crystal Pitts (program) - Early Childhood Intervention Center @

Center for Homeless, South Bend

Paige Laskowski (Infant/Toddler) - Hope4Kids, South Bend

Emily Case (Infant Toddler) - Imaginations Preschool, South Bend

Yvette West (Pre-K) - now at Early Head Start, Merit Learning Center (Elk. Co.)

Melissa Cowden (Pre-K) - St. Joseph Preschool, South Bend

Beth Frushour (Pre-K) - East Bank Learning Center, South Bend

Lisa Sheets (Pre-K) - East Bank Learning Center, South Bend

Heather Swanson (Infant-Toddler) - Hope4Kids at Hope Ministries, South Bend

Janice White (Pre-K) - Growing Together Preschool at Beiger, Mishawaka

Sabrina Zalas (Pre-K) - St. Joseph Preschool, South Bend

The Early Learning Center @ Granger Community Church team

Cheryl Haluska (Pre-K) - River Valley Preschool, Mishawaka

Tracy Gleissner (Pre-K) - First English Lutheran Preschool, Mishawaka

Laura Barnes (Pre-K) - First English Lutheran Preschool, Mishawaka

Director Tracy Gleissner (left) with her teachers Suzanne Trimboli, Maureen Frasier, Jill Hoopingarner, Jamie Hodgson, Jennifer Potts, and Laura Barnes (program) - First English Preschool, Mishawaka

Dianna McCune (Infant/Toddler) - Early Childhood Intervention Center @ Center for Homeless, South Bend

Alison Westerink (PreK) - St. Joseph Preschool, South Bend

Nela Ruiz (Preschool) - El Campito, South Bend

Jessica Humphries (Preschool) - Early Learning Center, Granger