Creating Better Classrooms
In preparation of our biannual Keystone STARS validation visit this month, PIC teachers have made some exciting changes to their classrooms.
Keystone STARS is a state-funded quality assurance program for child care centers throughout Pennsylvania. The program assigns stars based on increasingly challenging levels of quality, and PIC holds four stars – the highest possible in the system!
Following Keystone STARS standards involves making sure classrooms are well-equipped and offer engaging interactive learning centers with developmentally appropriate and challenging materials.
PIC classroom configuration is based on providing an easy flow from center to center for children in a way that allows for appropriate supervision by teachers. We also strive for spaces to be aesthetically pleasing, so we all feel good when we are in them.
Have you noticed anything different in your classroom? Talk to your teachers about how the classroom layout can have an impact on learning.