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Preschool (Infant–5)

227SUMCD Child Care provides quality early care and education services to about 2,300 children each day. Preschool centers serving infants to kindergarten-age children are located in Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, Selinsgrove, and Lewistown. Many SUMCD Preschool / Child Care Centers are recognized by the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS program! Keystone STARS is a voluntary program where participating child care centers work to achieve a star rating, ranging from one to four stars, based on meeting certain quality criteria. Each star-rated center uses qualified teachers, age appropriate curriculum and learning environments, and forms partnerships with both the family and the community to earn their star rating.

Learn more about SUMCD Programs and Enrollment Requirements:

  1. Site Locations
  2. Application for Child Care  –  Union/Snyder County  –  Mifflin County
  3. Tuition Scale
  4. Tuition Policies
  5. Waiting List Policy
  6. Fee Assistance and Income Guidelines
  7. Eligibility Requirements for Child Day Care Subsidy
  8. Center Meal Times
  9. Staff Qualifications
  10. Quality Early Care and Role of Parents
  11. Home vs. Center
  12. Licensing and Regulations

What Is Quality Child Care?

A high-quality early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. In accredited and high-quality programs, you will see:
  • frequent, positive, warm interactions among adults and children
  • activities appropriate to the children’s age and development, such as block building, painting, and reading stories
  • specially trained and experienced teachers
  • enough adults to respond to individual children
  • many varied age-appropriate materials
  • nutritious meals and snacks
  • regular communication with parents, who are welcome visitors at all times
  • effective administration
  • ongoing, systematic evaluation.