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The role of the Pennsylvania Key is to work with the Office of Child Development & Early Learning (OCDEL) to provide statewide leadership in the development of an integrated and coordinated system of program quality improvements and professional development supports for early childhood education.

 

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

The Pennsylvania Key manages statewide professional development initiatives, such as Better Kid CareECELS, and Regional School-Age Initiatives. The PA Key also:

  • coordinates the Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Project,
  • coordinates work with the higher education community,
  • implements special quality improvement initiatives,
  • develops the career lattice,
  • coordinates and provides resources to support community engagement work around early learning
  • coordinates regional planning efforts with the Regional Keys,
  • manages Environment Rating Scale assessments,
  • administers the Head Start State Collaboration Office, and
  • administers PA Pre-K Counts.

CONTACTS

                         

200 North 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101

1-800-284-6031

717-213-0585 FAX
717-213-0584 FAX

 

        Pennsylvania Key

Marnie Aylesworth, Director of the PA Key marayl@pakeys.org 717.213.3736
        Community Initiatives

Roseann Manganell, Director of Workforce Development and CQI Initiatives roseman@pakeys.org 717.213.3735

PA Quality Assurance System (PQAS), Professional Development Instructor Institutes (more info)
Donna Wennerholt, Professional Development Project Manager  donwen@pakeys.org 717.213.3734

Project LAUNCH                                                              Brandy Fox, Project LAUNCH Coordinator/Young Child Wellness Expert brafox@pakeys.org 717.213.3740

Mind in the Making, Early Childhood Mental Health Project (more info)

Jennifer Murphy ECMH Coordinator jenmur@pakeys.org

Rising STARS Tuition Assistance Program, CDA Assessment Fee Vouchers, (more info)  Pennsylvania Key Zendesk or 800.284.6031 press option 4

Environment Rating Scale (ERS) (more info)
Megan Showalter, Program Quality Assessment Manager, megsho@pakeys.org 412.860.5230

Southeast Region
Jill Kortright Wood, Supervisor jilkor@pakeys.org 215-884-0830

Northeast & Mid-State Regions
Ann Gula, Supervisor anngul@pakeys.org 570.325.3505

Northwest/Southwest Regions
Angie Marshall, Supervisor antmar@pakeys.org 412-224-3752

Business Partnerships

Please visit our website http://pa-elic.org/

Communications

Liz Knouse, Director of Communications elikno@pakeys.org

Mary P. Hall, Communication & Outreach Specialist marhal@pakeys.org 717.213.2077

PA Pre-K Counts, HSSAP, EHS, MIECHV (more info)
Marnie Aylesworth, Director of the PA Key marayl@pakeys.org 717.213.3736

Amber Repman, Admin. Assistant ambrep@pakeys.org 717.213.2071

Matthew J. Daughenbaugh, Director of Operations, matdau@pakeys.org 717.213.3732

Jim Powell, Data Specialist jampow@pakeys.org 717.213.2070

Infant/Toddler Credential/Rising STARS Mentor Certification
Michelle Zitsch, Workforce Development Specialist
miczit@pakeys.org 717.213.3738

 

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