Data Collection & Data Systems

Children’s Progress Update: Keystone STAR 3 and 4 Programs, 2012-13

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) released Children’s Progress Updates for four-year olds enrolled in Keystone STAR 3 and 4 programs in the 2012-13 program year. Updates show children are progressing throughout the program year and are coming to school ready to learn, with the percentage of four-year olds with proficient academic and social skills doubled to 81 percent after participating in Keystone STARS 3 and 4 programs in 2012-13.

Observation Checklist

Observation is the single most important guide when choosing an early learning program for your child.

Narrow your list to 3-5 providers. Visit each facility or home. Meet with the providers or center directors, and tour the facilities.

Here is a checklist for you to use when touring each center or home.