Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality
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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