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Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality

Feb 9, 2016

Professional Devleopment, Quality Improvement resource information on state policies and initiatives that impact infants, toddlers and their families

The Pennsylvania Keys to Quality consists of a statewide PA Key and five Regional Keys and is a system of supports for Keystone STARS and other programs including: Professional development opportunities for early childhood and school-age; Independent Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) assessments for early learning and school-age programs; and; Community engagement and outreach.

PA Keys to Quality initiatives include:

Professional development initiatives

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Mind in the Making

Local Education and Resource Network (LEARN) Partners

PA Pre-K Counts (PKC)

Head Start State Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP)

Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO)

School Age Child Care Projects

Early Childhood Education Linkage System (ECELS)

Early Head Start

Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)

For more information: Pennsylvania Keys to Quality website http://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx?page=Keys

Updated January 2016

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