St. Peter Early Childhood Center has been awarded five stars by the Ohio Department of Education’s “Step Up to Quality” (SUTQ) rating system for its commitment to quality child care and education.

Step Up to Quality programs go beyond state licensing requirements to better serve the needs of young children and their families and to prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Ratings are based on numerous criteria such as; learning and development including a researched based curriculum aligned with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards and developmental screenings/assessments of students, staff qualifications, professional development, and family/community partnerships.

Our onsite Education Program Specialist with ODE is proud of our staff’s commitment to the students. She states, “Your teachers are the bomb. Their amount of engagement with the students is a tribute to their dedication to your program.”

Program director, Teri VanMeter says, “Our teachers create a learning environment that enables children to reach their full potential and develop a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. With 90 percent of brain development occurring before age 5, a quality preschool program matters. We are very proud to provide our families with a program that has been recognized at the state level.”

See what our families are saying about St. Peter ECC, based on our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey.

“The entire staff is absolutely amazing!”

“We have truly enjoyed St. Peter ECC and sad this will be the last year. Wonderful Program!”

“Thank you St. Peter ECC team!!! It has been a great year and we look forward to next year as well.”

“The teachers and facility are great.”

“The preschool teachers are awesome!”

“St. Peter ECC is wonderful! We have had 3 kiddos go through the program so far and everyone is exceptional and I feel like they have loved my kids just like our family does. I recommend ECC to everyone needing preschool.”

“I am so thankful that our little girl has been part of the ECC. We’re blessed with an outstanding teacher who took very good care of all the children. I love the fact the kids wait in line for her hugs every morning. HUGE statement!”

Teachers are great. Seriously they deserve huge praise because they truly love and shape the children in every minute they are there.

“We have enjoyed being a part of the St. Peter ECC for the past two years.  Our daughter had the best teachers we could ever ask for her preschool years.  It’s just hard to say goodbye to such a WONDERFUL staff!!!!  Thank you for all you and the teachers have done.”

“It’s been a pleasure, you & your staff are always so nice & full of smiles.”