The Very Best for Your Child

Of course we're state-licensed and inspected. However, we go beyond the basics to offer young children what they need to grow, learn and feel safe.

More parents choose Begin With Us than any other privately owned child care center in Blair County!

Begin With Us operates two STAR Four centers, the highest rating in the State's Keystone STARS Program!

What is Keystone STARS?

Keystone STARS is a system of continuous quality improvement for child care through Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources and Support. Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning to improve, support and recognize QUALITY child care programs in Pennsylvania.

Child care providers are awarded a STAR One, STAR Two, STAR Three or STAR Four quality rating based on their achievement of quality performance standards in the areas of staff education, learning environment, and administration. The star rating reflects standards of quality that are research based and linked to improved outcomes for children as related to social and emotional development, learning skills and school readiness.

The Keystone STARS program provides resources to assist in improving quality, recognizes quality early learning programs, establishes standards for performance, provides financial incentives to programs and designates from one to four stars to programs that meet the standards. Keystone STARS provides parents with a framework for identifying early learning programs that are committed to improving child outcomes.
 

Our Environment

The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale is used as tool in designing and assessing our environment and daily schedule.  The tool assists us in focusing on a balance of child initiated activities; free play; direct teacher instruction; outdoor play; rest and meal times.  We set the stage for learning through our carefully designed environment, furnishings, daily structure, materials, and lessons.
 

"It is today we must create the world of the future." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt