Professional Development & Technical Assistance

A variety of professional development opportunities are available for Directors, Teachers and Aides in early learning and school-age care and education. Workshop topics include growth and child development, pediatric first aid, behavior management, curriculum activities and program management. For a complete list of professional development activities, refer to the PD Registry at www.pakeys.org or refer to the Professional Development Calendar located on the Northeast Regional Key page under the Resources & Reference Library Section.

CSC connects child care providers with opportunities for financial assistance for professional development, including tuition reimbursement, vouchers, and loan forgiveness programs. The components of the professional development system include:

  • Core Body of Knowledge
  • Professional Development Record
  • Career Lattice
  • Integrating Early Learning Standards
  • Credential Programs
  • PA Quality Assurance System
  • Rising STARS Tuition Assistance Program
  • Keystone STARS

For more information on professional development opportunities, call 610-437-6000 or 800-528-7222, extension 7970.

Technical Assistance

STARS Technical Assistance is specialized consultation services available to support the programs in the Keystone STARS quality improvement program who are working to achieve higher STAR levels. This free on-site consultation for facilities is aimed at helping them achieve specific Keystone STARS Performance Standards. Health and Safety consultation is also available to programs on particular subjects such as establishing practices, maintaining a healthy program or assisting with writing policies.

A Child Care Health Consultant is also available to conduct an on-site health and safety assessment and guidance. Health and Safety consultation is also available to programs on particular subjects such as establishing practices, maintaining a healthy program or assisting with writing policies.

There are also Infant/Toddler Consultants available to support your infant or toddler classrooms. These consultants can work with you and your staff to create a Plan of Action to enhance the environment, curriculum, activities, interactions, parent involvement and more! You can request free on-site consultation to improve your classrooms.

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