Keystone STARS rates child care programs from one to four STARS on things you care about (meets state regulations for safety, offers a kid-friendly atmosphere with good teachers that partner with you to help your child learn) so you can find the program that feels right for your family. Keystone STARS provides early childhood programs in Pennsylvania with the tools to continually improve service to children and families. Through the Keystone STARS program and the STARS rating system, families know that as programs earn more STARS, they are providing higher quality early education for their child. Children Central has earned four stars, so parents can rest assured knowing their child is attending an early learning program that has earned the highest rating possible to achieve in PA.
We utilize the well-known High Reach curriculum, which is aligned with the PA early learning standards. High Reach is one of a few select curriculum approved by the Keystone STARS organization. What this means is that in every classroom, the children are learning what their age group is expected to know and a whole lot more, as we have very high expectations for our students and teachers! You will see the weekly lesson plan posted in every classroom.
Other preschools may ‘claim’ many things about their curriculum and staff during a tour, and especially on social media. The difference at Children Central is that our school curriculum, the degrees in education earned by our teachers, teacher training hours, and our high quality learning environment, are all personally verified by the Keystone STARS organization.