Gabriel, age 4, finds a home at Delaware County STAR 4 program
Gabriel N. is a student at Aardvark Child Care and Preschool which is a STAR 4 program. He began with us in August 2011 after being at another program for only eight months. His first program felt that Gabriel required one-on-one care and his attention span was too short. They thought he could not follow directions and routines. They ultimately informed his parents that they could no longer meet his needs. During the next month Gabriel’s parents learned of the Keystone STARS program and set out to find him a quality program.
When Gabriel began at Aardvark in Glen Mills
Gabriel has a cognitive delay and needs time to process verbal directives. He needs a supportive environment that addresses his individual needs in order to be successful both socially and academically. Gabriel just needed a Keystone STARS program tat would allow him opportunities and environments that are essential to any preschooler’s success.
In only the past six month, Gabriel
In a very short time, the advances that Gabriel has been able to make are fantastic. He smiles and loves coming to school. His parents have been very supportive and are excellent at communicating with his teachers. They are actively involved with their son and his school. Gabriel is in a mixed age classroom with 40 other children and four wonderful teachers that exceed quality expectations. He is a pleasure to have in class and certainly does not require individualized care. We nominate Gabriel as a Keystone Shining Star and are happy to have him and his family join our community of learners!
Joanne Drinkard, Aardvark Child Care and Preschool, Delaware County