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On October 1, 2021, the new process for Keystone STARS pre-designation and designation applications launches in to Pennsylvania’s Professional Development (PD) Registry. Moving more functionality into the PD Registry streamlines multiple processes into one system and designation for providers.

Directors, administrators and owners of child care programs in Pennsylvania are invited to a live demonstration of new system features on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Read the full announcement and register for these live demonstration. These will be recorded and shared to the website later.

How can early childhood education (ECE) professionals prepare for this transition now?

  1. Complete an individual or personal PD Registry profile and
  2. Apply for placement on Pennsylvania’s ECE Career Pathway.

How can directors, administrators and owners prepare for this transition now?

  1. Complete Step 1 and Step 2 above;
  2. Assist staff members in completing their PD Registry profile and applying for Career Pathway placement; and
  3. Claim their organization profile for their program. Search using your facility’s MPI# or name.

PD Registry tipsheets (bit.ly/2YC7M8b) and video tutorials (bit.ly/3j7y5hR) are available to complete these steps and more. Questions? Email registry@pakeys.org or call 1-800-284-6031.

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Are you a provider looking for early childhood program information?
Do you want to advance your professional career development?

This is Pennsylvania’s early childhood source for professionals. We have all the latest information for OCDEL’s early childhood programs and helpful facts for your professional career development. You can also check here for the latest news, events and links to additional initiatives and resources.

If you are a parent, family member, or guardian looking for more information on quality child care in Pennsylvania, visit PA’s Promise for Children.

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The Pennsylvania Key (PA Key) works on behalf of the Office of Child Development & Early Learning (OCDEL).

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