HIGHEST QUALITY: STARS 3 & 4

STAR LEVEL 3

  • Even more professional development and training hours than STAR 2 requires.

  • Half of the staff have completed or are enrolled in credentialed programs or earning degrees.

  • Learning materials are available for a large part of the day.

  • Literacy activities, including reading to children, story telling, and encouraging written and verbal communication take place often during the day.​

  • Increased parental involvement

  • Written policies and procedures

  • Implementation of a financial system, increased staff compensation, and benefits

Keystone STARS is a quality rating system.

Each designation has its own research-based performance standards. These standards measure three areas of child care that make a difference in the quality of care a child receives:

  • the level of education and training of the staff by the center

  • the physical environment your child attends each day

  • the manner in which the center is operated

  

As a facility moves from STAR 1 to STAR 4, the requirements increase.   

STAR LEVEL 4

  • Even more professional development and training hours than STAR 3 requires.​

  • Two-thirds of the staff have completed or are enrolled in credentialed programs or earning degrees.

  • Activities designed to encourage communication, both written and verbal, occur naturally in the day.

  • Parental and community resources are used effectively in the delivery of quality child care.

  • Business, organizational, and staff compensation practices are maximized

  • Written policies and procedures

  • A review of the facility by a nationally recognized environmental rating scale that indicates a high-quality score

Keystone STARS ratings vary by Kinder Academy location. Be sure to ask our site directors or review at http://www.pakeys.org   

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