Keystone Stars



Welcome to the Mid-State Regional Key web site!

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 providers
• independent Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) assessments for early learning and school-age programs
• community engagement and outreach

The PA Keys to Quality programs include:

Professional development initiatives
• Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
• Mind in the Making
• Local Education and Resource Network (LEARN)
• Pre-K Counts Public Private Partnership

Head Start State Collaboration Office
• School Age Child Care Projects
• Better Kid Care
• Early Childhood Education Linkage System (ECELS)


STARS News 10-20-17

STARS News 10-13-17

Get Smart Art Competition

STARS News 10-6-17

Rising STARS News

STARS News 9-28-17

STARS News 9-15-17

STARS News 9-8-17

STARS News 8-25-17

STARS News 8-18-17

Get Smart Contest

STARS News 8-11-17

Managing Lice in Child Care

STARS News 8-4-17

STARS News 7-28-17

STARS News 7-21-17

Get Smart Competition for Young Artists and Writers

STARS News 7-13-17

STARS News 6-15-17

STARS News 6-8-17

STARS News 6-2-17

STARS News 5-26-17

STARS News 5-17-17

STARS News 5-5-17

STARS News 4-28-17

STARS News 4-21-17

Health & Safety Awareness & Spring Cleaning!! Newsletter

STARS News 4-7-17

Supervision Awareness Month 4-5-17

STARS News 3-31-17

STARS News 3-24-17

STARS News 3-17-17

STARS News 3-13-17

STARS News 3-7-17

STARS News 2-24-17

STARS News 2-10-17

STARS News 2-3-17

STARS News 1-27-17

STARS News 1-20-17

STARS News 1-13-17

STARS News 1-6-17

Child Care Health Advocate Course 12/30/16

STARS News 12-22-16

STARS News 12-16-16

STARS News 12-9-16

STARS News 10-31-16

STARS News 10-25-16


Click here to see the ECERS-3 Transition Letter to Keystone STARS Participants

Click here to see the ECERS-3 and SACERS-U Transition Plan for Keystone STARS Programs

The Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality, sponsored by the Department of Human Services 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.