Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center was recognized as one of 582 New York State schools that are high achieving and high progress Recognition Schools. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, Recognition Schools are defined as educational institutions with high academic achievement and strong progress. This is the second year in a row that the Early Childhood Center has achieved this distinction.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Famularo said this designation is a wonderful honor for Charles A. Reinhard’s Rising Star Leaders. “Leading and learning is at the forefront of every academic challenge,” Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Joanne Dacek said. “Being a Recognition School is a testament to the Early Childhood Center’s integration of the ideal traits the District considers essential in developing knowledge and life skills.”
To be identified as a 2020 Recognition School, schools had to meet specific and rigorous standards set by the New York State Education Department. The Early Childhood Center is one of only 358 elementary and middle schools statewide who have achieved this honor and will receive a certificate of recognition from the New York State Commissioner of Education.
Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center Principal Patricia Castine said she is proud of the school community. “Students who believe they are leaders set goals for themselves which really help them achieve,” Ms. Castine said. “Our little learners really internalize leadership and take their successes seriously, which helps us all rise together academically and socially.”