The Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality, sponsored by the Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning, is a quality improvement program in which all early learning programs and practitioners are encouraged and supported to improve child outcomes.
The Pennsylvania Keys to Quality consists of a statewide PA Key and six Regional Keys and is a system of supports for Keystone STARS and many other programs including:
- Professional Development Opportunities and Initiatives
- Independent Environment Rating Scale assessments
- Professional Development Initiatives
- Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMH)
- Mind in the Making
- Early Childhood Community Engagement Groups
- Pre-K Counts Public Private Partnership
- Head State State Collaboration Office
- School Age Child Care Projects
- Better Kid Care
- Early Childhood Education Linkage System (ECELS)
Quality early learning is crucial to our children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development. The benefits that children and families experience from quality early learning opportunities extend to all of our communities, making it possible for parents to work and build a stable family structure for their children. In addition, by increasing our children’s success in school and in life we will create a stronger workforce tax base.
We encourage you to visit the following site for more information: http://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx?page=home