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SCHOOL-AGE CARE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (SACC-PD/TA)
Through the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Child Care and Development Fund school-age targets funds support regionally based school-age child care organizations and specialists to provide specialized professional development and technical assistance. These agencies subcontract through the Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC). A primary emphasis of their services focuses on professional development and technical assistance to support SACC providers participating in Keystone STARS. SACC PD/TA employ research-based methods for improving program quality, and impacting positive outcomes for children. Regional SACC-PD/TA also facilitate partnerships with community stakeholders to promote the development and expansion of out-of-school programming.
AFTER-SCHOOL QUALITY: THE PROCESS FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT – APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
The Pennsylvania Key is implementing an exciting quality improvement program with your ELRC called “After-School Quality: The Process of Program Improvement”. Developed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, After-School Quality is designed to assist afterschool programs in implementing a continuous quality improvement process using a team approach. The process will involve staff and other stakeholders in recognizing opportunities for program growth and navigating improvement plans. “Team” is the cornerstone of After-School Quality. Successful implementation will be led by a team, supported by a team, and celebrated by a team. Technical assistance for your program throughout the process is available through your ELRC. A sample of the After-School Quality guide can be found at http://www.niost.org/pdf/ASQ/ASQ_Guide_Sample.pdf.
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