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What is Keystone STARS?

Keystone STARS rates child care programs from one to four STARS on things you care about. Programs may meet state regulations for safety, and offer a kid-friendly atmosphere with good teachers that partner with you to help your child learn. Child care and Head Start programs within Keystone STARS earn a STAR 1 to STAR 4 rating based on quality standards that measure:

  • Staff education

  • Classroom/Learning environment

  • Including families and the community

  • Leadership and management

As programs earn more STARS, they are providing higher quality early education for your child.

What to expect at a Keystone STARS program

  • A comfortable place where your child can explore and learn

  • Laughing, reading, and talking which builds language skills

  • Teachers who continue to learn new ways to help your child thrive

  • A safe, healthy, and exciting place

  • Music, art, science and play activities that increase school preparedness

  • Your child feeling good about himself or herself

  • Families involved in the program and their child’s development

  • Teachers that listen to children and parents

  • Children having fun together and being respectful of each other

Congratulations to our Shermans Dale & Duncannon Center for achieving Star 4 Level!


Our Staff


Diane Shope

Executive Director/ CEO


Danielle Bitting

Marketing & Communications Director 


Tory Snow

Duncannon Director 


Darian Spriggle 

Curriculum Director 


Melissa DeWalt

Shermans Dale Director


Stevie Huss

Landisburg Director

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