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Accreditation and Quality
The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has achieved the highest state rating as a Keystone STAR 4 Center (Keystone STARS). The Center is also licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  Our high-quality early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. In our Center you will see:
  • Frequent, positive, warm interactions among teachers and children

  • Planned learning activities appropriate to children's age and development, such as      reading stories, block building, painting, dress-up, and active outdoor play

  • Specially trained teachers and administrators

  • Ongoing professional development

  • Enough adults to respond to individual children

  • Many varied age-appropriate materials

  • Respect for cultural diversity

  • A healthy and safe environment for adults and children

  • Inclusive environments

  • Nutritious snacks

  • Regular, two-way communication with families who are welcome visitors at all times

  • Effective administration

  • Ongoing, systematic evaluation


  • NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers. For more information about NAEYC accreditation, visit their web site at NAEYC.org or call 800-424-2460, ext. 11360.