HMH KidTown Child Development Center earns a Level 4 provider

HMH KidTown Development Center was recognized by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services as a Level FOUR provider in the Kentucky All STARS tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System. Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky’s expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system serving all early care and education programs – including childcare centers, Head Start and public preschool. This is the second consecutive Level FOUR recognition for HMH KidTown.

All STARS is a tiered quality rating and improvement system. All providers at level 2-5 must meet the same five required standards. Providers at level 3-5 must meet point requirements at each level. Providers can choose from a selection of standards in each domain to meet the required points. This tiered system provides greater flexibility for providers to demonstrate how high quality is achieved.

The child development center was evaluated on standards set by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department. As a result of the evaluation, HMH received a four out of five-star rating. Only 27% of the childcare centers in the state of Kentucky are rated four or five stars. The All STARS initiative was led by Tracy Lair, HMH KidTown Manager and Annette Harney, HMH KidTown Assistant Manager.

“HMH KidTown Child Development Center receiving a four-star rating from Kentucky ALL STARS is wonderful news for our staff and children,” says, Stephen Toadvine, HMH Chief Executive Officer. “The staff has always provided exceptional care and now it has been recognized for those standards.”

The HMH Child Care Center began in 1983. In 2016, Toddler Village was renamed HMH KidTown and added a full-time preschool.  In 2021, HMH KidTown Child Development Center moved to its current location. Currently, HMH KidTown serves approximately 115 families and has 37 staff members.