Marking the progress of Shining STAR Atreyu!

In a Wayne County Keystone STAR 3 Myrtis's Preschool and Creative Learning Center, Atreyu is so proud to bring home his behavior charts and put them on the refrigerator!

My son is 5 years old and will be starting kindergarten in a few months. Because of Ms. Myrtis's preschool he has gotten better prepared for the start of school. They have worked with him on his behavior as far as having manners and to play well with others. Everyone there has also helped with his learning skills.

Atreyu Is A Shining STAR!

Atreyu has improved on his handwriting, coloring, counting and I believe he has more focus at the tasks at hand. Mrs. Jessica works with Atreyu with his behavior. Atreyu likes to push the limits sometimes as most kids often do. She made up a sticker chart to show him when he was being good. I know as a parent that this has helped out tremendously. He was so proud of himself at the end of the week to have a chart full of stickers. My refrigerator is full of these charts because every Friday he comes home and puts it there. Now you may not understand how helpful this really was for him. You see, by him behaving he was able to listen and learn more and it has been great for him as a child to learn all these new things.

It is great for me as a parent to see my child happy and interested and excited to tell me all the things he learned at school.

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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