Chambersburg, Pa.The Wilson College Child Care center recently boosted its rating in the Keystone STARS program to a STAR 3 designation from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning. The child care center, which is licensed by the Department of Human Services, previously had a STAR 2 designation.

Currently, the center located in Wilson’s Prentis Hall, accommodates 45 children ages 20 months to five years, year-round. The center strives to provide high-quality early care and education for children of Wilson College students and staff, as well as those of Chambersburg families, through a curriculum that is child-centered and developmentally appropriate.

Keystone STARS is a rating system that offers families a way to evaluate the quality of child care programs so they can make informed decisions that best meet their needs. As STAR levels increase from a STAR 1 through a STAR 4, so do the requirements for meeting higher standards of quality.

Keystone STARS also provides training to advance staff education; technical assistance to help programs meet STAR level requirements; and additional resources through support grants and merit awards to support continued quality improvements. In 2014-15, nearly 3,900 Keystone STARS providers served approximately 166,000 children up to age 12.

Karen Zakin, Director of the Wilson College Child Care Center
Phone: 717-262-2030


Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 29 majors and seven master’s degrees. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.

Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college had a fall 2015 enrollment of 923, which includes students from 22 states and 16 countries. Visit for more information.

Published: June 17, 2019