About Us

The Children's Garden is a part of an outreach of St. John's Lutheran Church and is governed by the Day Care Board who in turn reports to the St. John's Church Council.

Keystone Stars

We are a STAR 4 Facility!

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 1STAR 2STAR 3, and STAR 4.

    Keystone STARS — Improving the quality through:

    • Standards
    • Training/Professional Development
    • Assistance
    • Resources and
    • Support

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.