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August 19: Back to School Bash

June 20th, 2017
Events, Indiana County

Summer is here! Isn’t it time for the kids to go back to school?
The Back to School Bash hears you. We are making plans for our annual backpack distribution.

WHEN: August 19th from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

WHERE: Church Street from 6th Street to 7th Street in Indiana, PA

HOW: Phone Registration July 10th through 28th Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 724-463-8036.

ALL recipients of the backpacks MUST meet the following requirements:

  • Be residents of Indiana County.
  • Attend an accredited school K4 through Grade 12 for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Household income must be less than 200% of the national poverty level.
  • ALL qualifying children MUST have registered at the above phone number to receive a backpack with school supplies.

June 3: Family Nature Palooza

May 11th, 2017
Events, Indiana County

Join us! Click here to print the flyer.

What we like best about PA Pre-K Counts

March 9th, 2017
Indiana County, Stories

Families were asked what they liked about the PA Pre-K Counts program at Saltsburg Elementary School in Indiana County. Here is what they said! (more…)

Kindergarten Registration for Indiana County School Districts

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registrations are coming up soon at all the school districts in Indiana County.

  • Purchase Line: Feb 28th and Mar 1st;
  • Homer Center: Mar 1st;
  • Marion Center: Mar 9th;
  • Penns Manor: Mar 10th;
  • United: Mar 21st and 22nd;
  • Indiana: Mar 27th and 28th;
  • Blairsville: Mar 29th; and
  • Saltsburg: April 12th;

Check with each school to see what is needed from the parents at each registration and for more specific information about their registration.

Kindergarten Registration for United School District

United School District

2017-2018 Year

K and PKC registration

March 21 & 22

Child should accompany the parent to registration.  

For more information or registration packet: 814-446-5615 ext 1312


Tender Hearts Day Care, a Keystone STARS Star 3 family child care in Homer City, has been selected as the recipient of the fourth quarter “Bright Star” Award for 2013-14, co-sponsored by the Northwest Institute of Research and Clarion University.

Owned and operated by Brenda McCroskey, Tender Hearts, located at 30 Carson St. next to the Homer City Area Elementary School and playground, was nominated for (more…)

Successful Inaugural PA One Book Symposium

The Northwest Regional Key would like to thank everyone that attended the inaugural PA One Book Symposium Tuesday April 22 at the Clarion Holiday Inn featuring Susan Stockdale, author of the 2014 PA One Book, Stripes Of All Types. (more…)

Great Expectations Child Care & Learning Center advances to a STAR 4

September 30th, 2013
Indiana County, News, Stories

Great Expectations Child Care and Learning Center in Blairsville, Indiana County, recently boosted its rating and has been recognized with a Keystone STAR 4 designation.

Great Expectations is licensed to provide child care and early learning services (more…)

Jadelyn is a Spark that Shines!

August 28th, 2013
Indiana County, Stories

I am proud to nominate my daughter, Jadelyn, as a Shining STAR. She is currently enrolled at Learning Lamp at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center (GJCTC), a Keystone STAR 4 program, since August of 2011 for kindergarten readiness.

I have seen firsthand how much my five-year-old has grown academically and independently; as well as, her social and communication skills have improved tremendously over an eight month time span. To tell you a little bit about Jadelyn; she is very shy around others but slowly warms up when comfortably in your presence. When initially starting Learning Lamp, she cried and did not want me to leave. (more…)