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Keys to Quality

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)
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