Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Important Changes to Rising STARS Tuition Assistance for Fiscal Year 2019-20

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)’s  Rising STARS Tuition Assistance (RSTA) program (administered by The Pennsylvania Key) helps cover a portion of tuition costs for early childhood professionals. This program has several important changes for Fiscal Year 2019-20: “Grandfathered” applicants seeking an AA, BA, or PreK-4 Teacher Certification will continue to receive [...]

Important Changes to Rising STARS Tuition Assistance for Fiscal Year 2019-202019-08-08T11:06:54-04:00

Application now available for WIDA Early Years Professional Learning Cohort

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning has released an application for individuals to apply to be part of the WIDA Early Years Professional Learning Cohort. The Professional Learning Cohort is an intensive, long-term professional learning program designed to help participants build knowledge, skills, and confidence in facilitating local professional learning around the WIDA [...]

Application now available for WIDA Early Years Professional Learning Cohort2019-07-19T10:37:20-04:00

Pre-Proposal Webinar for RFA Held July 23

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) will host a Pre-Proposal webinar on Tuesday, July 23 from 9:30-11:00 to review the Application for Strengthening and Aligning Higher Education Systems for Early Care and Education Professionals – Strategic Approaches to Using Higher Education to Build High Quality Practices in Child Care Settings Guidelines. This [...]

Pre-Proposal Webinar for RFA Held July 232019-07-18T10:12:27-04:00

New Keystone STARS Document Uploader Software Enhancements Available Now!

The Keystone STARS Document Uploader is a tool that gives providers the ability to electronically submit sources of evidence in meeting their Keystone STARS Performance Standards. The Keystone STARS Document Uploader is web-based, can be accessed at any time, with any web-browser, and is easy to use. The documents that providers upload are directly linked [...]

New Keystone STARS Document Uploader Software Enhancements Available Now!2019-07-15T12:23:33-04:00