Acclaim Academy is pleased to partner with the Keystone Stars program to ensure high quality in the service we provide to young children and their families.
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. The Performance Standards 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 management.
Keystone STARS is managed through a partnership of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the Pennsylvania and Regional Keys.
Acclaim Academy achieved its STAR 1 and STAR 2 within 9 months of opening! We obtained our STAR 3 in 2013 and will continue to build upon our previous success in order to earn our STAR 4.
Acclaim appreciates its director, Mrs. Kia Douglass-Felton for guiding our center through the Keystone Stars program and helping our students’ reap its rewards.