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Child Development Center at Teaching Research Institute Receives 5-Star Quality Rating

Sep 26, 2014

Children playing at TRI-CDC

The Child Development Center at Teaching Research Institute (TRI-CDC) has earned the highest quality rating for child care programs in the state through Oregon’s Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS). Housed on the campus of Western Oregon University, theTRI-CDC is the first 5-Star rated child care program in Polk County, and is now one of only 26 of the highest rated programs in the state.

Oregon’s QRIS is an integral part of the Governor’s 40/40/20 plan that aims for a 100% high school graduation rate by the year 2025. Developing high quality early learning programs throughout the state is seen as an essential element to reaching that goal. Read More

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