Helping Hands Children's Center Receives Five Star Rated License
High Point Medical Center is pleased to announce that the Helping Hands Children’s Center has received a five star rated license, the highest possible rating, from the North Carolina Division of Child Development.
“We could not be more pleased to receive our five star license,” said Sheryl Simmons, director of the Helping Hands Children’s Center. “It is a reflection of our talented teaching team who are committed to providing high quality care for children in an environment that provides them with the tools they need to grow and learn. The early years are an important time for development. We are proud to be a part of each child’s journey.”
Out of approximately 4,700 licensed child care centers in North Carolina, only 1,800 have achieved a five star rated license. The Helping Hands Children’s Center is managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions and provides care to High Point Medical Center employee families and the community at large.
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. The star rating is comprised of a facility’s scores in three quality components; staff education, program standards and compliance history, along with the ability to earn a “quality point” for enhanced standards in staff education and program standards.