The Wilson College Child Care Center was recently awarded a $14,760 Keystone STARS Education and Retention grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Child Development and Early Learning. The grant will be used to pay stipends to child care center staff to recognize educational achievements.

Earlier this year, the same office awarded the child care center the highest possible rating in its Keystone STARS program—a STAR 4. The child care center, which is licensed by DHS, previously had a STAR 3 designation.The Keystone STARS (Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources and Supports) system promotes quality improvement in early learning and development programs, and school-age child care by offering families a way to evaluate the quality of child care programs so they can make informed decisions that best meet their needs.

Located in Prentis Hall, the Wilson College Child Care Center can accommodate up to 45 children ages 20 months to five years, year-round. Eight full-time and three part-time staff members work at the center, which is open to children of Wilson College students and employees, as well as those of Chambersburg families.

Published: June 12, 2019