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Small Steps Learning Center provides exceptional services in the field of early childhood education and recognizes the importance of continuous quality improvement through their participation in Keystone STARS. Small Steps Learning Center plans to pursue accreditation through the National Association for the Education and Young Children (NAEYC) in the near future. We invite you to schedule a tour to see what makes our childcare center/preschool unique from other providers.

KeystoneSTARS

Keystone Stars


Improving Quality Through:
S – STANDARDS
T – TRAINING/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A – ASSISTANCE
R – RESOURCES
S – SUPPORT


Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. The Keystone STARS Performance Standards provide the foundation for the program and are grouped into four levels (STAR 1, STAR 2, STAR 3 and STAR 4). Each level builds on the previous level and utilizes research-based best practices to promote quality early learning environments and positive child outcomes. The standards address staff qualifications and professional development, the early learning program, partnerships with family and community and leadership and managements. Keystone STARS is managed through a partnership of OCDEL and the Pennsylvania Regional Keys.
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