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Accreditations & Awards

Danville Child Development Center continually strives to provide the best in child care and education. To do this, we have achieved and maintained the following accreditations and awards:

Our Accreditations

  • DCDC is Accredited by the National Accreditation for the Education of Young Children – less than 7% of programs in PA are accredited
  • DCDC is a Keystone STARS STAR 4 program (the highest ranking for STARS)
  • DCDC is a licensed Preschool by the PA Department of Education

“DCDC is a very involved educational program. I know my daughter’s needs are always met and know kindness and care is taken with her.” – DCDC Parent

Our Awards

  • Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year Nominee (2020)
  • Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year Award (2014)

Keystone Stars Program Participant (2002-Present)

Keystone Stars is a quality improvement program that recognizes child care providers who exceed state health and safety licensing requirements. The quality performance standards in each level are research-based and linked to improved outcomes for children. The Department of Human Services (DHS), child care providers, advocates, and researchers developed the program standards, which are categorized into areas that are known to affect the quality of care: Staff Education, Learning Environment, and Administration. Keystone Stars helps to provide quality environments for children that will contribute to social and emotional development, learning skills, and school readiness. In addition, Keystone Stars provides families with a valuable tool to assess the quality of their child care provider.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation

NAEYC(2000-Present) at Main Campus, (2016-Present) Bloom Rd

The NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation administers a national, voluntary accreditation system to help raise the quality of all types of preschools, kindergartens, and child care centers. Currently, there are more than 9,000 NAEYC-accredited programs, serving more than 800,000 children and their families. Since the system began in 1985, NAEYC accreditation has provided a powerful tool through which early childhood professionals, families, and others concerned about the quality of early childhood education can evaluate programs, compare them with professional standards, strengthen the program, and commit to ongoing evaluation and improvement.

Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year Award (2014)

The Large Business of the Year Award, sponsored by The Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth, is given to businesses that demonstrate staying power, positive response to adversity, diversification, and community involvement and have more than 30 employees.

Inclusion Support Project (ISPY) Award (2000)

Danville Child Development Center earned this award for creating inclusive environments for children with special needs.

Department of Education Preschool License (1999-Present)

Danville Child Development Center believes it is important for quality early learning to have degreed teachers in our classrooms. Per the Department of Education requirements, DCDC has to have at least one four-year degreed teacher in each preschool classroom. We strive to surpass this standard in all of our age groups.