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Re-visioning at June Provider Network Meetings!

Come out to celebrate end of year successes, and get updates on STARS Re-visioning.  Don't miss this great opportunity to network with SERK staff, community partners and peers in your community! 

Registration is open, click on a meeting date below to RSVP:

Delaware County
June 6, 1PM-3PM          
DCIU, 200 Yale Ave, Morton
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Montgomery County - Limited seats remain
June 8, 1PM-3PM   
Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine St, Lansdale
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Family Child Care Providers
June 10, 9AM-11AM
PHMC, 1500 Market St. Centre Square East, Philadelphia
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Chester County
June 13, 1PM-3PM            
CCIU, 455 Boot Rd, Downingtown
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Philadelphia County - Limited seats remain
June 14, 1PM-3PM
PHMC, 1500 Market St. Centre Square East, Philadelphia
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Bucks County - Limited seats remain
June 15, 1PM-3PM                
Wee Care Early Learning Center, 1271 E Maple Avenue, Langhorne
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Please register early, as limited seats remain at some locations.  If you cannot attend your local county meeting, you may register for a nearby session, as space allows.

As part of Keystone STARS Revisioning, OCDEL and stakeholders involved in the process want to make sure that limited resources are being used as effectively as possible to provide quality early learning opportunities especially to at-risk children.

As a result, OCDEL has proposed adjustments to financial supports. 

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Reminder: Complete the New Health & Safety Training Requirements by September 2017 

Free online training is available now for 9 of 10 required topics.

One new requirement of the federal Child Care Development Block Grant is for all child care directors and staff to complete training on 10 health and safety topics by September 30, 2017. Please see OCDEL's Announcement for more information.

In order to meet the new requirements:

  • Take a free, six-hour "Health & Safety Basics: Requirements for Certification" course online through Better Kid Care or in person through the Regional Key, or provide transcript of courses already taken that meet the requirements.

AND 

  • Must take face-to-face Pediatric First Aid and CPR training.

Child care certification representatives are checking professional development records for these topics as part of inspections and new providers must complete pre-service training on the 10 topics before submitting an application.

Visit the PA Key website  or contact your Regional Certification Office for more details.

Attn: New Legislation to be Enacted Affecting All Current and Future Child Care Providers!

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Updated PA Position Statements for use with the ERS scales are now available.

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Keystone STARS Environment Rating Scale Assessment Processes for 2016-2017

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