The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) invites Keystone STARS early learning providers to take a brief survey and share feedback on their experience of the pilot year of the new Keystone STARS. The results from the survey will be part of a formal evaluation report issued in late summer 2018. All [...]
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Lisa Ross, Keystone STARS Quality Coach for the Northwest Regional Key shares her experience working with Beacon Day Care in Indiana PA. In the nearly three years I have been working with Beacon Day Care, I have seen them make AMAZING progress and most recently they are the first provider I have had choose to [...]
We're celebrating Candy’s Kids Learning Academy in Philadelphia. This program was impacted by a shooting in April 2018. An individual was shot and killed near the building and the children were in circle time when the police arrived with firearms and the facility had to lock down. Many of the families and staff are already [...]
We're celebrating Young Scholars Daycare Center in Philadelphia. Young Scholars Daycare Center was accepted into PHLpreK in Jan 2017 as a growth provider and committed to movement higher STAR levels. They have been working with Quality Coach, Urban Affairs Coalition, TA, and multiple partners to make meaningful CQI progress since then and recently made STAR 4 [...]
We're celebrating Chinatown Learning Center (STAR 4) in Philadelphia who marks their 25th year of service! Chinatown Learning Center is a bilingual preschool and pre-kindergarten program in the heart of Philadelphia’s Chinatown community. CLC’s program focuses on teaching children of immigrant families in the Asian-American community where English is a Second language. CLC provides a dual language [...]
During National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, 2018, families throughout Pennsylvania are sharing stories of the impact teachers make in the lives of children. OCDEL Deputy Secretary, Suzann Morris, has a few words she would like to share with early learning teachers! Visit the PA's Promise for Children website to read the thank yous shared [...]
We're celebrating the accomplishments of Family Provider: Kris LeBeau, owner of The Art of Play Early Learning Academy in Cumberland County. This has been an extremely busy year for Kris. In addition to moving to STAR 4 and providing quality care to the children and community she serves: For the past six years, Kris has been [...]
We're celebrating the accomplishments of Family Provider, Cheryce Sullivan, Owner of Noah’s Ark Christian Learning in Cumberland County! Cheryce opened her family childcare home in 2016. She has a nursing background, working in a local medical facility but was laid off. She then worked at a friend’s childcare center for four years and found her new [...]
Early Learning Resource Centers, Child Care and Development Fund, Infographics and more. There's a lot of information in May edition of the PA Early Ed News!
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined community members on April 10, 2018 at a monthly meeting of Spectrum Friends, a support group of local adults with autism, to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. Group members shared personal stories and learned about DHS’ supports and services offered to individuals with disabilities and their [...]