FALLBROOK – The California Department of Early Education (CDEE) recently conducted an extensive review of all the operations at the Fallbrook Child Development Center. This exhaustive review is conducted periodically by the CDEE to insure that the center is operating under state requirements. The center was found to be 100 percent compliant in all key dimensions. These dimensions included: curriculum, staff, selection of families, nutrition, and environment.
Board member Donna Reisbeck-Stoewer, a retired principal, said it was a remarkable achievement.
Reportedly, it is very rare that a school receives a perfect score from any CDE agency. In fact, the CDEE consultant,
Sandy Patitucci, who conducted the review, stated that in 17 years she had only given four perfect scores.
Susan Lucy, current board president, gives the credit to center director Reva Reece and her staff, many of whom have worked at the center for 20 plus years.
The center serves the needs of children ages 1 to 5. Parents are able to seek and keep their jobs and attend college knowing their children are receiving quality childcare and education in a caring, safe environment.
The CDE provides approximately 85 percent of the center’s funding. This funding is supplemented by donations from private individuals and community organizations.
Board member Nicole Becker noted that since state funds for schools have been severely reduced, it makes community support more important than ever.
Those interested in supporting this exceptional early childhood education program are invited to contact Reece at (760) 728-5402 and/or visit www.fallbrookchilddevelopmentcenter.org for more information.