S.T.A.R.S. Preschool

Several young children gather around an indoor sandbox filled with toys playing together while a woman caregiver supervises.

Seeking Teaching and Reaching Stars

S.T.A.R.S. Preschool in Lancaster PA is open to all children in the community ages 3-5. It is one of just a few preschools based on ‘reverse-mainstreaming,’ a term that refers to expanding what once was a program exclusively designed for children with special needs to include children of all abilities. By playing together, children learn to understand, accept and value diversity. S.T.A.R.S. year-round preschool program promotes continuing progress to reach educational and developmental milestones.

S.T.A.R.S. Philosophy

  • ALL CHILDREN have the intrinsic need to be included in their communities.
  • ALL CHILDREN need to be treated equally and fairly in a safe and caring environment that fosters maximum learning and independence.
  • ALL CHILDREN need to be encouraged to develop friendships and accept one another’s uniqueness, as well as realize their sameness.

The experienced staff at S.T.A.R.S. Preschool includes certified teachers and administrators, a licensed social worker, qualified assistants and community volunteers.

S.T.A.R.S. Preschool is licensed by the State Board of Academic Schools, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Director of Educational Services Jay Graver at 717-393-0425 x116 or by email.

S.T.A.R.S. Preschool payment

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Parent Testimonials

“When we were looking around for preschools for Miles, I liked the emphasis at S.T.A.R.S. on diversity and that there are children of all abilities. I liked it so much I’ve sent all my boys here.”

Dani Brenneman, who has sent three of her sons to Schreiber