The Art Learning Center

Learning thru the Arts - Preschool and Childcare

Our Stars Program
The Art Learning Center is committed to providing quality early education through our Keystone Stars program. Level 3/4


Keystone STARS - Improving the quality through:
Standards
Training/Professional Development
Assistance
Resources
Support

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.

Keystone STARS is a state funded voluntary program that promotes quality in child care, similar to Pre-K Counts and Head Start programs. Programs achieve a STAR 1 to STAR 4 rating based on quality standards for teachers, classrooms, and program management. As programs meet higher standards, they earn more STARS.







What we offer

Our Food Program


The Art Learning Center Provides the children in our care with breakfast, lunch and snack. We Adhere to a healthy, nutritious, satisfying diet following the Department of Education's guidelines. *See below for PDE CACFP Nondiscrimination Statement and Complaint Procedure.


Qualified Teachers


The teachers at the Art Learning Center have teaching degrees. They also participate in ongoing classes and training to ensure the natural warmth and caring they bring to the classroom is paired with new effective teaching methods.


A Learning Environment


Classrooms at the Art Learning Center are enriched with quality learning tools that guide your child to learn through age appropriate practices and hands on approach to learning.


Convenient Hours


Monday through Friday 6:30AM to 7:30PM


Accommodations for different Age Groups


Each group has their own classroom and set of teachers

Infants (6 weeks to 12 months)

Young Toddlers (13 months to 24 months)
Toddlers (25 Months to 36 months)
Preschool (3 to 5 years)
School Age- Before/After school care and summer camp (5 to 13 years)

Security


All Entryways and exits to the facility are protected by a security system and cameras.

*Nondiscrimination Statement and Complaint Procedure- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339 or (800)845-6136 (in Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Serving Stroudsburg Schools.