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A.J. Padelford Child Development Center


Artesia, CA

Rated on: 2/07/2019*

Adult-Child Interactions 3 Stars Has been rated on the quality of teacher-child interactions and has a plan for improvements
Physical Environment 5 Stars Scores high on providing:
  • A safe, clean, and enriching learning environment
  • Good health practices
  • A variety of activities and appropriate materials for children
Developmental Screening and Monitoring 1 Star Meets licensing requirements by assessing the state of a child’s health and ensuring immunizations are up-to-date
Child Observation and Planning 5 Stars Uses a state-approved tool to observe children’s development at least twice a year. The results are entered into a software program to track children’s progress and to plan learning activities in the classroom
Teacher-Child Ratios and Group Size 5 Stars At least:
  • 3 teachers for every 9 infants
  • 3 teachers for every 12 toddlers
  • 1 teacher for every 8 preschoolers and a group size less than 20
Staff Qualifications - Lead Teacher 3 Stars 24 early childhood education units, plus 16 general education units. Staff completes 21 hours of professional development annually
Staff Qualifications - Center Director 4 Stars Bachelor’s degree with 24 early childhood education units, 6 units of preschool administration, 2 units of supervision, or has a Program Director Permit from the CA Department of Education. Staff completes 21 hours of professional development annually

Note: QSLA providers are rated every two years. The above score is a reflection of the aspects of quality that were observed on a designated “rating” day, and on corresponding data that was gathered during the assessment period.

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