King’s College Early Learning Center Earns STAR 4 Rating From State

King’s College Early Learning Center Earns STAR 4 Rating From State

For Immediate Release
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The King’s College Early LearningCenter, managed by Hildebrandt Learning Centerandlocatedin Thomas J. O’Hara Hall at King’s, has received a maximum 4 STAR rating as part of the Keystone STARS Program administered by the Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Keystone Stars is a quality improvement program that recognizes child care providers who exceed state health and safety licensing requirements.  A center is awarded from one to four stars based on its staff education, learning environment, leadership and management, and family and community partnerships.  The quality performance standards in each level are research-based, and linked to improved outcomes for children.

In order to participate in the program centers must have a regular license and have had no verified complaints for two years prior to application.

The King’s Early Learning Center became the fifth STAR 4 center in Wilkes-Barre.  Two of the other four Wilkes-Barre centers are also operated by Hildebrandt.

Earlier in 2012, the center earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

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