PA’s Promise for Children—Because Every Child is Pennsylvania’s Future, is a coordinated statewide campaign to raise awareness about the value of quality early learning for all of our young children, and build responsibility among every Pennsylvanian for the early learning of young children in their lives.
PA Pre-K Counts, is a program designed to prepare at-risk children for kindergarten.
Keystone STARS, another Commonwealth initiative, is a criteria rating system developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to reward regulated centers and day care practitioners providing quality early learning experiences to children in their care. Early learning educators and home care practitioners enrolled in Keystone STARS, progress through levels to achieve higher STARS designation, starting with STAR 1, then achieving STAR 2, STAR 3, and STAR 4 designation. Keystone STARS provides Standards, Training/professional development, Assistance, Resources, and Support (STARS) to facilitate continuous quality improvement.
Early Learning Resource Center, can provide parents with additional information about Keystone STARS facililities. The ELRC is a sngle Point of Contact for Families, Early Learning Service Providers and Communities. Gain Information and Access Services That Supports High Quality Child Care – Learn More! Financial Aid Available. 717-854-2273 or childcareconsultants.org