Learning Center Earns Five Star Child Care License

The Fayetteville State University (FSU) Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) earned a Five-Star Child Care License during a recent evaluation. The ranking is the highest that a center can receive. The center, directed by Gloria Moore-Carter, is part of FSU’s School of Education.

As families are looking for child care, the North Carolina Star Rated License system can help. In September 2000, the Division of Child Development issued star-rated licenses to all eligible child care centers and family child care homes. Hiring employees with a degree in birth to kindergarten or a related field, child care credentials, or family engagement experiences are vital to the success of a child care center’s license.

Facilities can receive one to five stars. A rating of one star means that a child-care program meets North Carolina’s minimum licensing standards for child care. Programs that choose to voluntarily meet higher standards can apply for a two to five star license. A benefit of the star rated license system is that it recognizes providers for the higher quality care that they provide. The star rated license also acts as a roadmap for providers to follow as they strive to improve the quality of their child care facilities.

Founded in 1867, FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. It offers nearly 60 degrees in the arts, sciences, business, and education at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. It serves a student body of nearly 6,000 students and has a faculty and staff of approximately 800.

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