Each child care facility in the state of Pennsylvania must be registered and inspected by the Department of Public
Welfare whether in a home or group learning setting. It is important that parents and guardians take a moment to evaluate the facilities they are considering for their children.
Pixie Paradise is proud to have been among those centers with fewest citations in the state during our 20 year history.
HASD Pre-K Counts http://hasdk12.org/Domain/13
Pixie Paradise has been selected as one of four early learning centers in the Hazleton Area to work with the district on this supplemental program which provides a high quality pre-kindergarten education program for 3 and 4 year old students free of charge. The program focuses on children that are at risk of academic failure.
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is designed for children who are between age 3 until they enter kindergarten, and are at risk of academic failure, either because of income (300% of the federal poverty level, or a family of four earning $71,550), language (English is not their first language), cultural or special needs issues.
Small classrooms with specialized teaching curriculum and instructors have made this program a success. Although Pixie Paradise participates in the program, student must be registered through the Hazleton Area School District offices.
Please visit http://hasdk12.org/Domain/13 for additional information.
Keystone Stars – Star 4
The Keystone STARS program hopes to improve the quality of early childhood education through Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources, and Support which was initiated by 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.
Centers that choose to participate in this program are grouped into four levels: STAR 1, STAR 2, STAR 3, and STAR 4.
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 safety and sanitation of the center, staff qualifications and professional development, the early learning program, partnerships with family and community, and leadership and management.