The Early Learning Center at Beth Shalom has just been re-awarded the highest level “4 out of 4 stars” for early childhood learning by Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS program.
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 standards address staff qualifications and professional development, the early learning program, partnerships with family and community, and leadership and management.
“We are very proud of all our educators, support staff and directors for once again achieving four-star accreditation with Keystone Stars,” Lisa Hackam, chair of Beth Shalom’s Early Learning Center Committee, said in a prepared statement. “The hard work and committed staff made this possible for our early childhood department to be amongst the best in the city.”
The Early Learning Center, which is currently the only Jewish preschool to hold 4 out of 4 stars in the city, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year, and is open to children of all faiths from ages 6 weeks to Pre-Kindergarten.