The mission of the center is to promote academic, social,
and developmental growth in children age’s three to six by providing quality
learning experiences designed to encourage school success for young children.
Keystone SMILES has been providing preschool programs to area youth for nearly
fourteen years. Our program is
an active participant in the Keystone STARS program and is a Pennsylvania Pre-K
Counts site in collaboration with the Keystone School District. Academics
activities focus on developing the skills learners need to be ready and succeed
in Kindergarten and beyond. The
program also strives to improve social and behavioral skills. Children are
accepted on the basis of qualifying factors that are discussed, addressed and
observed at the time of enrollment.
Keystone SMILES is proud to employ a highly qualified staff of four certified
teachers and 2 paraprofessionals enrolled in Child Development Associate
programs, supported by the service of AmeriCorps members.
What parents are saying...
- We think the main strength of the program is the
teachers and their commitment to being involved with the kids...most
importantly they’ve made learning fun and enjoyable …”
- “I am very impressed with the atmosphere.
The children are happy, playing and learning.
I truly feel that the center is well run and the teachers
are high quality. This is my second child who has attended, and I feel
strongly that the program is wonderful!”
- “I am a grandparent of a special needs child and
she is excelling in the current Pre K Counts and could not ask for a more
experienced education team ... she looks forward to coming to her school.”
ó 269 total students have been served
by the preschool programs of Keystone SMILES;
ó 90 PA Pre K Counts students, and 179
Private Preschool students.