ABC Kids preschool has been rated as ‘Satisfactory’ by the Office of Education Standards.
This is the second individual school inspection report since schools were closed in March due to COVID-19.
Established in September 2019, the preschool on Shamrock Road in Savannah had 37 children enrolled at the time of inspection.
The school serves children ages 1-4. This was the first inspection of ABC Kids since it opened.
“Overall, the performance of the ABC Kids preschool was satisfactory. There were a number of good judgements assigned, particularly in relation to the children’s achievement in aspects of movement and religious awareness,” according to the OES report. “However, teachers did not always use a sufficiently wide range of learning activities and resources to ensure that children made the required progress in all aspects of the curriculum.”
Inspectors rate schools in individual categories, using a scale of Weak/Satisfactory/Good/Excellent. The overall grade is determined according to the individual scores.
‘Satisfactory’ is the minimum standard of the Cayman Islands government, and ‘Good’ is the expected level of performance.
ABC Kids received 2 ‘Good’ grades in areas related to “children’s achievement and progress in movement and religious awareness”.
Most of the preschool’s individual grades were ‘Satisfactory’.
The school received 2 ‘Weak’ grades for “self-evaluation and improvement planning” by staff and “children’s creative expression”.
Because ABC Kids received an overall ‘Satisfactory’ grade, it will not be subject to follow-through inspections. It will be inspected again during the next cycle of inspections, beginning in January 2021.