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Early Childhood Education Specialist Picked for Advisory Role

Barbara J. Albert, program specialist for the early childhood education major at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was named to the state’s Keystone STARS Advisory Committee for 2012-15.

Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality-improvement efforts of early-learning programs in Pennsylvania. The program is managed through a partnership of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning and the Pennsylvania and Regional Keys.

Barbara J. Albert
Barbara J. Albert

Members of the Advisory Committee make recommendations to the Office of Child Development and Early Learning by providing feedback and representing Keystone STARS provider concerns. They assist in the development of program protocols, tools and resources to strengthen the quality of learning programs in the commonwealth.

Albert holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in human development and family studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She taught preschool and kindergarten before joining the staff at the Robert and Maureen Dunham Children’s Learning Center, a facility for the children of students and employees at Penn College, in 1994. In the Children’s Learning Center, she taught both preschool and kindergarten.

In 2001, Albert received the Child Care Teacher Recognition Award from the Terri Lynne Lockoff Child Care Foundation. In 2008, she joined the staff of Penn College’s early childhood education major as the program specialist.

To learn more about early childhood education and other majors offered by the School of Integrated Studies at Penn College, call 570-327-4521.

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