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A quality early learning program - in child care, Head Start, or preschool - will help prepare your child for success in school and in life.

Here are things to look for:

  • Is this person or program a safe place for children? Do they meet the necessary regulations? Have there been any complaints against them? Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare (DPW) regulates child care programs (family child care homes, group child care homes and child care centers) to make sure they meet minimum health and safety standards. Programs are required to post their certificate of registration or compliance, so if you don't see it, ask about it.
  • Does the child care or Head Start program participate in Keystone STARS? Programs in Keystone STARS earn a STAR 1 - STAR 4 rating by meeting quality standards. Count the Stars - the more STARS, the higher the quality.
  • Do teachers have training in early childhood education? Teachers in quality programs have education in child development, such as a Child Development Associate (CDA), Associate's or Bachelor's degree.
  • Does the program provide activities appropriate for your child's age and development? Teachers should observe your child's skill level and provide activities that will help your child grow.
  • Does the program keep families involved in their child's progress? Quality programs will talk with you about how your child is learning and suggest ways you can help your child learn at home.
  • Are the children happy and involved? Learning should be fun!

Count the STARS. The higher the STAR level, the higher the quality.

For more information and to find a Keystone STARS program near you, visit Compass or www.papromiseforchildren.com

 

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Announcement

Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Head Start is soliciting bids for snow removal for the designated parking areas at our center sites in Johnsonburg and Coudersport.  Bids must be calculated on a cost per plowing basis and must include plowing the snow from the parking lot as well as clearing the main walkway to the front door and should be completed prior to 8:00 AM. 

All bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly labeled “Snow Removal Bid.”  Bids should be submitted to Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Head Start Program, P.O. Box 389, Emporium, PA and must arrive no later than 12:00 noon on October 19, 2017.  Bids will be opened at 1:00 PM on that date at the Northern Tier Community Action Corporation offices located at 135 West Fourth Street, Emporium PA.  Northern Tier Community Action Corporation reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive bid irregularities at our discretion.


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135 West 4th St.   •   P.O. Box 389   •   Emporium, PA 15834

Phone: (814) 486-1161   •   Fax: (814) 486-0825

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