RUTLAND TOWN - The State of Vermont Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families announced that the Rutland Public School Tapestry Program located at Rutland Town School has achieved five star renewal in the Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS). This will be the start of year two in the STARS system for this program.
The Tapestry Program currently has four Five-Star programs: Rutland Intermediate School, Northeast Primary, Northwest Primary and Rutland Town School.
Diana Pfenning, executive director, reports that achieving STARS recognition is an accomplishment that demonstrates commitment to providing quality afterschool care and education for Vermont's children. Participation in this statewide program recognizes and rewards afterschool programs that go above and beyond Vermont's standard licensing requirements to deliver quality services and help to improve the well being of children.
The Rutland Town School Tapestry Program also achieved National Afterschool Accreditation in 2008. NAA accreditation symbolizes excellence and our accountability and ongoing commitment to the children we serve.
Pfenning acknowledged that it is through the dedication, hard work, support and commitment of the school administration, school staff and Tapestry staff that these accomplishments are possible.