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Preschool gets 'four-star' rating

Lutheran Church of Peace Preschool, 47 Century Avenue South, Maplewood, has received a "Four-Star" quality rating by Parent Aware.

Designed by child care providers, early learning professionals and parents, Minnesota's Parent Aware rating recognizes quality in early education.

According to a press release regarding the recognition, "the honor of receiving the highest possible quality rating means that Lutheran Church of Peace Preschool is offering excellent care and education in the areas of family partnerships, teaching materials and strategies, tracking learning, teacher training, and child safety.

"Because 90 percent of a child's brain develops by age five, the quality of care a child receives from babyhood through preschool can make a big difference in preparing them for school and life."

"A four-star rating shows this program is doing just that," says Valerie Peterson, thedParent Aware Director.

A member of the early education community for more than 25 years, Lutheran Church of Preschool has cared for generations of area children.

"We are excited and thrilled to provide a high quality early childhood program to our preschool families," said Amber Amundson, director of Lutheran Church of Peace Preschool. "We welcome the recognition of a four-star rating from Parent Aware."

For more information about registering children for the 2008-2009 school year at Lutheran Church of Peace Preschoo, call Amundson at (651) 730-1064 or e-mail