Acelero Learning Wisconsin, which began providing Head Start services in 2013, was notified by the Office of Head Start that its Milwaukee program scored in the top 10% of Head Start programs nationwide in Instructional Support, a key indicator of quality education for young children. This was determined by an independent team of reviewers from the Office of Head Start (at the US Department of Health and Human Services), who observed every classroom in Milwaukee, using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS) tool. Positive scores on Instruction Support in the CLASS have been shown by researchers to be directly correlated to positive child outcomes for children. CLASS reviews are conducted by a team of classroom observers, employed by the Federal Government, on every Head Start program in the country.
Dr. Earnestine Willis, the founding Board Chair of Acelero Learning Wisconsin, recognized the importance of this result for Milwaukee's children. "I sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication that the staff and parents of Acelero Learning Wisconsin have done to culminate in these outstanding federal reviews. These are critical contributions to our future as a community, championing early childhood development."
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