Licensing / Affiliations / Accreditations

FUN Academy is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and we strictly adhere to licensing regulation codes found in Title 55 Chapter 3270.

We are inspected thoroughly on an annual basis by a representative of DHS. The result of this inspection is a license which is posted near the sign in/out kiosk. The same representative also does several unannounced visits to our Center to ensure that we are in good standing and maintaining regulations.

FUN Academy’s goal is to provide the best early learning child care possible and Keystone STARS provides Standards, Training, Assistance, Resources and Support (STARS) to help meet and maintain this goal.

STARS establishes a quality rating system to designate facilities from at STAR 1 to a STAR 4 designation. Each designation has its own research-based performance standards in three areas: staff education, the learning environment and administration.  KeystoneSTARS

FUN Academy is currently a STAR 3 facility and is ready to submit the paperwork to apply for a STAR 4 designation. A STAR 4 designation is similar to meeting accreditation standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). For more information about Keystone STARS please visit: https://www.pakeys.org/keystone-stars/  

FUN Academy is also inspected annually by the PA Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The staff are trained in First Aid/CPR, Fire Safety and Water Safety. The kitchen staff are certified in ServSafe.

All staff are mandated by law and trained to recognize and report suspected child abuse through the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL). For more information: www.pacode.com

Fire Safety
Our Center has been trained in Fire Safety procedures. Our fire evacuation plan is reviewed with the children and staff on a regular basis. Fire drills are practiced at 60-day intervals in which we evacuate the Center to the designated meeting area. If we would need to evacuate the center beyond our designated meeting area, we will go to the Activities Center on our campus. This evacuation is also practiced on a 60-day interval.
A copy of FUN Academy’s Emergency Operation Plan is revised and sent to the Lycoming Emergency Management Agency and the local fire department annually. If you would like to review the Emergency Operation Plan, please see the director.

Water Safety
Our Center has been trained in Water Safety procedures. Staff are trained annually in proper water safety procedures by a certified lifeguard. Water Safety training included swimming, wading, water play/water tables and bathing soiled children.

Emergency Transportation
In the event your child needs to be transported due to a medical emergency, if no other authorized person can be contacted and the need for transportation is essential, an ambulance will be called for transportation. A proper escort with accompany and remain with the child until a family member or emergency contact arrives.

FUN Academy participates in the Pennsylvania Department of Education Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and will provide breakfast, lunch and two snacks for the children. Menus are planned using the nutritional components outlined by the CACFP program and are offered in the correct portion sizes according to the age of the child. Menus are posted in each classroom, the Parent board and emailed weekly. A child care meal pattern in posted in each of the classrooms for appropriate components and portion sizes for their age. Enrollment papers are required upon enrollment and each year the child is in care. We do not allow outside food into the Center from home so we are able to protect those who may have severe allergic reactions to food i.e., peanut butter/tree nuts. Breakfast service is until 8:00 A.M., morning snack service begins at 9:00 A.M., lunch service begins at 11:00 A.M. and afternoon snack service begins at 2:30 P.M. The Infants and Young Toddlers each in ther respective classrooms while the Older Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-K and School Age children eat in the dining area at their specified time for family style meals. For more information about the CACFP please visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and polivies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, politival beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted of funded by the USDA.

Persons with disabilites who requre alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language (ASL), etc.), should contac the Agency (State or Local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, compete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.