Play & Learn Developes $150,000 State-of-the-Art Playground

Play & Learn recently invested over $150,000 on its multi‐yard playground at the Blue Bell center, as part of the on‐going commitment to families to provide the best not only in education but also play. Play & Learn, providing early childhood education since 1981, has completed their new playground at the Blue Bell location. Situated on one acre, the playground is enclosed to offer age segregated play areas. With the guidance of a licensed playground consultant, the multi‐age playground now boasts expanded play areas, artificial grass that is safer and cleaner, new toddler and preschool climbing equipment, an expanded hard ... More

Play & Learn Teacher Wins Teacher of the Year Award

Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. Recently, Keystone STARS recognized teachers throughout southeastern Pennsylvania for their excellence in their profession. Out of 78 nominations for the Teacher of the Year Award, six of which were Play & Learn teachers, Ms. Lori Williams from the Fort Washington Play & Learn center stood out amongst the nominations and was chosen as one of two winners in Montgomery County. Ms. Lori has worked for Play & Learn for ... More

Keystone STARS Recognizes Some of the Finest Teachers

Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. STARS stands for Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources and Support. The Keystone STARS Performance Standards provide the foundation for the program. The standards address staff qualifications and professional development, the early learning program, partnerships with family and community, and leadership and management. Recently, Keystone STARS recognized teachers and child care facilities throughout southeastern Pennsylvania for their excellence in their profession. A runner up for the Teacher of the Year ... More
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