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Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality

Feb 9, 2016

The Pennsylvania Keys to Quality consists of a statewide PA Key and five Regional Keys.

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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