Keystone Stars


Local Education and Resource Network (LEARN)

Each Regional Key provides assistance to local communities to get the word out about quality early learning and the benefits of Keystone STARS. Several county-based groups work to inform, educate and motivate around quality early learning.  Some of the goals of these groups are:

1. Effectively communicate with and engage families:

a. Assist families to act as their child’s first educator, with information about child development and appropriate early learning activities, aligned with the early learning standards.

b. Help families make good early learning choices for their children while building family demand for quality early education; and

c. Support families to take action on behalf of their children.

2. Provide support to families with a child transitioning into an early learning setting or those with children entering kindergarten.

3. Act as a resource for early childhood education to promote OCDEL programs, such as Keystone STARS, through activities such as early learning events, early learning activities and/or other programs within a community which focus on quality early education programs and access to early learning opportunities.

In the South Central Region there are 17 counties who may provide information and activities to families and community members.  To find out more about outreach in your area or to find out how you can participate, please contact Stephanie Spitz, Community Partners Specialist, at 717-771-8584, or 800-864-4925, x584.



Contact name and e-mail/phone

Adams (LEARN)

123 Buford Ave.

Gettysburg, PA  17325

Diana Fasnacht
717-334-5809 x 26

Adams/Franklin/ Fulton CCIS
153 N. Stratton St.
Gettysburg, PA  17325
Marci Place

Cumberland (LEARN)

145 S. Hanover St.

Carlisle, PA  17013

Lynn Everhart

Cumberland and Dauphin CCIS

230 S. Spring Garden St.

Carlisle, PA  17013

Judy Maietta

Wendy Snyder

Wendy Murphy

Juniata and Mifflin (LEARN)

13 E. Third St.

Lewistown, PA  17044

Cristy Yoders


Juniata/Mifflin/Union/Snyder CCIS

10 Bollinger Rd.

Lewistown, PA  17044

Mary Wilson

Lancaster (LEARN)

630 Janet Ave.

Lancaster, PA  17601

Andrea Heberlein

Lancaster CCIS

601 S. Queen St.

Lancaster, PA  17602

Ann Louise Brown

Lebanon CCIS

730 Locust St.

Lebanon, PA  17042-5479

Lorita Valente


Ann Gunshenan

Montour/Northumberland CCIS

398 Wall St.

Danville, PA  17821

Joanne Blass



335 Market St., Ste 2A

Sunbury, PA  17801

Karen Ulp
Perry CCIS

133 South 5th St.

Newport, PA  17074

Kathleen Bentley


York (LEARN)

800 E. King St.

York, PA  17403

Sara Bradley



29 N. Duke St.

York, PA  17401

Pat Torbert