Childcare

Keystone STARS

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High quality day care options for children 6 weeks-12 years

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Y programs are licensed by the Office of Child Development, PA Department of Public Welfare and meet YMCA of the USA Quality Check Standards.  Like a hotel rating system, Y programs are accredited by the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS program.  That’s important to you as a parent because you can be sure your kids are thriving in the highest quality learning environment with qualified, certified teachers who annually seek continuing education and certifications in CPR/First Aid, Water Safety, Fire Safety & Child Development.

All Y programs are either Keystone 3 or 4 accredited.  Each stars designation has its own research-based performance standards.  These standards measure areas of childcare and education.

What you can expect from the quality rating is:

  • Professional development and training for our teachers; half to two-thirds of the staff have completed or are enrolled in credentials or degrees
  • Literacy activities including reading, story-telling and encouraging written and verbal communication
  • Parent and community resources are used effectively in the quality delivery of the program
  • Business, organizational and staff compensation practices are maximized
  • A review of the program center by a nationally recognized environment rating scale that indicates a high quality score

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For more information please feel free to call or email us at your preferred location using the location search below, chat with us, or use the Contact Us form on the locations page.

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Infants/Toddlers

Children 6 weeks-2 years bond with their caregivers and thrive in high quality educational environment.

Traditional Preschool

Children 3-5 years become Kindergarten ready through child-centered activities.

Pre-K Counts

High-quality preschool program offered to qualifying families at no cost.

School-Age

Kids discover new friends and interests in before/after school, school day off and summer camp programs.

Locations

Thirteen Erie County locations convenient to home, school or work.

Keystone STARS

A recognized accreditation program ensures high quality standards and educated teachers.