Accreditations and Memberships

KeystoneSTARS logo

Keystone Stars is a state -wide quality rating system designed for participating centers to exceed the quality of care for children beyond the already existing regulations set by the Department of Public Welfare. Each star designation has its own research based performance standards that centers are required to achieve and maintain. The three main areas of child care that are measured are the staff that we employ, the environment your child is in everyday, and the daily operation of our business. Sunshine Corners is currently a STAR TWO Facility.

NAEYC LogoNAEYC – (National Association for the Education of Young Children) is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC expresses its mission in terms of three broad goals:

  1. Improving professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education.
  2. Supporting early childhood programs by working to achieve a high-quality system of early childhood education.
  3. Building a high-performing, inclusive organization of groups and individuals who are committed to promoting excellence in early childhood education for all young children.

ecic-logoECIC – Early Childhood Innovation Connections (ECIC) is a shared services initiative among childcare centers based in Lancaster County whose member organizations are striving to share expertise and resources in order to become more highly trained, more cost-effective, and more efficient to benefit the children and families we serve. Learn more about shared services at


PACCA – The Pennsylvania Child Care Association is a statewide non-profit organization. We exist to be a strong and effective voice for quality early care and education programs, and to give leadership and support to those organizations that assist the Early Childhood Education Community, families and children in the Commonwealth of PA.



CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons.

Through CACFP, more than 3.3 million children and 120,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of the day care they receive.