PIC is committed to maintaining the highest levels of program quality. Our Early Learning and After School programs meet national accreditation standards.
Since 1997, PIC’s Early Learning program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. PIC also participates in Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS initiative and has maintained a 4-star rating since the program’s inception in 2002.
In 2002, our After School Center was the first school-age program in the Delaware Valley to achieve accreditation by the National Afterschool Association (NAA). PIC’s school age program currently is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), which took over accreditation tasks from the NAA.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation is recognized nationwide as the mark of the highest standards in early childhood education.
- Keystone STARS is a state-funded quality assurance program for child care. PIC holds four stars – the highest possible in the system. Through Keystone STARS, centers receive funding to purchase learning materials, provide high-quality learning environments, support staff professional development, and increase earnings of staff who meet educational requirements.
- Council on Accreditation (COA) is a national accreditation agency for service organizations across the United States. The COA's focus on nationally accepted standards ensures that programs use their resources to impact young lives in the most positive of ways.