Awards/Credentials

Butterflies and Beyond is 3-Star Rated!

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Butterflies and Beyond is a Quality Start center! Butterflies and Beyond is a Quality Start center!

Butterflies and Beyond received its 3-Star rating on July 1, 2011. We are the first private preschool in Lafayette to be 3-Star Rated by Quality Start!

What is Quality Start?

Quality Start is the Louisiana Child Care Rating System that may assist you in choosing child care providers in Louisiana. It is a voluntary program for licensed child care centers. Participating providers are rated on a scale from 1 to 5 stars. With this rating, parents have another resource to help them make an informed decision about child care.

How Are Child Care Centers Rated?

Quality Start rates child care centers on a scale from 1 to 5 stars.

1 STAR-The center has met the higher requirements of the Louisiana Department of Social Services Child Care Licensing and Regulatory Section and has no outstanding deficiencies.
2 STARS-The center has met all requirements, as well as received specialized training in all Quality Start areas.
3–5 STARS-The child care center has received additional specialized training and has met higher staff qualifications, has been evaluated using the Environment Rating Scales (ERS), and has met additional requirements in Administration Practices and Family & Community Involvement.

Why Should I Choose A Quality Start Child Care Center?

Three important reasons:

  1. Research shows quality child care can improve your child's well-being including their readiness for school.
  2. Child care centers who participate are showing parents their commitment to providing quality child care.
  3. On your tax return, your family may qualify for the annual School Readiness Tax Credit based on the star rating of your child care center, your family income and your child’s age.

For more information on Quality Start

Call 337-332-8551 or go to http://www.qrslouisiana.org/parents

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Butterflies and Beyond is Class A Licensed

Butterflies and Beyond is Class A Licensed Butterflies and Beyond has been Class A licensed since it was opened. Founder Carolyn Dore was appointed by the governor to the Class A Advisory Committee in 1995 and served there for three years. Louisiana actually has two licensing standards – Class A and Class B. Click here for difference between Class A and Class B.

 

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Butterflies and Beyond
has been voted #1 or #2 every year in
The Times Picks!

Our #1 Awards!

 

The Times 2002 voted Butterflies Beyond Best Day CareThe Times 2008 voted Butterflies Beyond Best Day CareThe Times 2009 voted Butterflies Beyond Best Day Care

 

 

The Times 2000 voted Butterflies Beyond Best Day Care The Times 2001 voted Butterflies Beyond Best Day Care

 

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