What is Keystone STARS?
|Resource Title||Resource Description|
|Continuous Quality Improvement||Example 1|
|Continuous Quality Improvement||Example 2|
|Professional Development and Staff Qualifications Grid|
|Provider Self Service Instructions|
|Resources to Support Achievement of STARS Quality Standards|
|Annual Review Form|
|Request for Infant/ECMH Mental Health Consult||Request form for Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation|
Online Resources for Child Care Providers
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|Resource Title||Resource Description|
Childcare Regulations (DHS)
Childcare Regulations for Childcare Centers
Childcare Regulations for Group Childcare Homes
Childcare Regulations for Family Childcare Homes
|Find what the childcare regulations are for centers, groups, and family homes in PA.
55 Pa. Code, Chapter 3270, Child Care CentersThis regulation provides the rules regarding the operation of a child day care center. A child care center is a facility in which seven or more children unrelated to the operator receive child care services. A child day care center must have a certificate of compliance (license) from DHS in order to operate.
55 Pa. Code, Chapter 3280, Group Child Care HomesThis regulation provides the rules regarding the operation of a group day care home. A group care home is a facility in which seven to 12 children unrelated to the operator receive child care services. A group day care home must have a certificate of compliance (license) from DHS in order to operate.
55 Pa. Code, Chapter 3290, Family Child Care Homes
This regulation provides the rules regarding the operation of a family care home. A family day care home is a facility in which four, five or six children unrelated to the operator receive child care services. A family care home must be located in a home and must have a certificate of registration from DHS in order to operate.
|PA Promise For Children||Guide to information, activities and programs to help young children develop (includes the Early Learning GPS and Kindergarten readiness activities)|
|Pennsylvania Keystone STARS SMART Document Uploader||Use this to access the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS SMART Document Uploader. If you need help, you can view the Keystone STARS Document Uploader Webinar|
|Keystone STARS Grants and Awards||Forms and information related to applying for Rising Stars Merit and ERA awards. For providers in ELRC 6, providers should submit grant documents to email@example.com|
|PD Registry||Using the PD Registry, Early Learning and School-Age Professionals can
|Pennsylvania Early Education News||Use this link to access archived e-news and updates on OCDEL programs and policies, trends, reports, and resources and to subscribe to the PA Early Ed News and DHS Certification e-mail lists.|
|Pennsylvania KEYS Website||The PA Keys Website is Pennsylvania’s early childhood source for professionals. You can check here for the latest news, events and links to additional initiatives and resources|
|Keystone STARS Provider Self Service Website||Use this to access the Keystone STARS Provider self service website. If you need assistance, you can download the Provider Self Service Instructions
Keystone STARS Provider Self Service Video
|Raise your STAR||Find information for the Early Learning Resource Centers accross the state. Pennsylvania's Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) provide a single point-of-contact for families, early learning service providers, and communities to gain information and access services that support high-quality child care and early learning programs. ELRCs consolidate the work of former Child Care Information Service Agencies (CCIS) and the former Regional Keys to create an enhanced resource and referral system for communities seeking early learning services and supports.|
|STARS Add-on Rates and Grants & Award Structure Overview||This will download a PDF file|
What is a Quality Coach?
Quality Coaches are a valuable resource for programs in the Keystone STARS. A coach is available to help providers with resources and connections to services. They assist your program in conducting self assessments and creating goals and action items to improve quality. Quality Coaches also support programs in the evidence gathering process to move to the next STAR level.