All around progress of Shining Star Cailey!

In Wayne County, Cailey's mom has noticed this four-year-old wants to help out more because of what she's learned in Myrtis's Preschool and Creative Learning Center, a Keystone STAR 3 center!

Cailey Mertine Is A Shining STAR

Ever since my daughter Cailey has been enrolled in the Keystone STARS program I have noticed vast improvements not only personally but academically as well. Since age 3 she has been able to count and recognize the alphabet and write her name. She has developed great social skills and is ready to start kindergarten. I have also noticed that she wants to help more around the house and is very interested in learning new things. I do not think she would be this advanced without the help from her teachers and this program. Thank you Keystone STARS!

And now a note from the Director of Myrtis's Preschool and Creative Learning Center:

I first became a participant of the Keystone Stars Program in 2004. The program has provided my staff and me with the means to make continuous quality improvements in all domains of quality child care and education. It has brought about reflection and change in classroom environments, parent involvement, education and business practices.

I have chosen all of these nominees because the Stars program has helped all these children grow and develop in their cognitive, social-emotion, motor, creative, language, mathematical, scientific, health, and community skills. I've seen and experienced all of these children conquer great milestones and I truly believe the Keystone Stars has played a great part in their success. All children are shining stars and it is a comfort to know that our state takes pride in providing them and our center with the best possible outlets to make each and every one successful now and for years to come.

Myrtis Podejko


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