TCESC preschool classrooms receive five-star Step Up to Quality Rating

The two TCESC preschool classrooms at LaBrae Bascom Elementary received a 5-Star Quality Rating as part of Ohio’s preschool quality initiative called Step Up To Quality. The classrooms, taught by teachers Kristina Locy and Karen Cunningham as well as classroom assistants Kimberly Welch and Tammi Jones, were the first TCESC classrooms to be inspected for the rating. They were also two of a few local preschool classrooms to receive the five star rating.  Other TCESC classrooms will be inspected within the next two years.

Step Up to Quality is Ohio’s quality rating and improvement system for licensed early care and education programs. The program recognizes learning and development programs that exceed licensing health and safety standards. It is an intensive process that is designed to ensure quality preschool education in the state of Ohio.   The Ohio Departments of Education and Job and Family Services implemented the revised 5–Star Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) last fall.  


TCESC offers new STEAM Excel program

STEAM Excel is a newly-expanded cooperative student program created by TCESC. STEAM Excel offers students the opportunity to explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The program began in September with 96 students from 18 Trumbull County school districts participating.  STEAM Excel focuses on supporting the development of 21st century skills such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication. Click here to view a video about STEAM Excel from WFMJ Weekend Today.


TCESC seeks new substitutes
TCESC operates 43 cooperative special education classrooms throughout Trumbull County. We are always seeking substitute teachers and substitute aides to work in these classrooms. Individuals who are interested in substituting should begin the process of applying for a license and completing requirements as soon as possible to begin substituting early in the school year.  If you are interested in substituting in a TCESC classroom, please click here to access information about becoming a substitute teacher or substitute aide.
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