Keystone Stars

  KEYSTONE STARS

Improving child care quality through...
Standards
Training/Professional Development
Assistance
Resources and
Support

Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

The Keystone STARS Performance Standards provide the foundation for the program. The Performance Standards are grouped into four levels:

STAR 1, STAR 2, STAR 3, STAR 4

Each level builds on the previous level and utilizes research-based best practices to promote quality early learning environments and positive child outcomes. The standards address staff qualifications and professional development, the early learning program, partnerships with family and community, and leadership and management.

Sign up for STARS

STARS Enrollment Calculation Tools


Family Child Care Homes-WORD

STARS Standards

Family Child Care Homes

2015-16 Keystone STARS Performance Standards for Family Child Care Homes >>

Centers and Group Homes

2015-16 Keystone STARS Performance Standards for Centers >>
2015-16 Keystone STARS Performance Standards for Group Homes >>

STARS Worksheets

Family Child Care Homes

WS1-02 STAR 1 Worksheet – Family 2015-2016>>
WS2-02 STAR 2 Worksheet – Family 2015-2016 >>
WS3-02 STAR 3 Worksheet – Family 2015-2016 >>
WS4-02 STAR 4 Worksheet – Family 2015-2016 >>
WS4A-02 STAR 4A Worksheet – Family 2015-2016 >>

Group Homes

WS1-02 STAR 1 Worksheet – Group Home 2015-2016 >>
WS2-02 STAR 2 Worksheet – Group Home 2015-2016 >>
WS3-02 STAR 3 Worksheet – Group Home 2015-2016 >>
WS4-02 STAR 4 Worksheet – Group Home 2015-2016 >>
WS4A-02 STAR 4A Worksheet – Group Home 2015-2016 >>

Child Care Centers

WS1-02 STAR 1 Worksheet – Centers 2015-2016 >>
WS2-02 STAR 2 Worksheet – Centers 2015-2016 >>
WS3-02 STAR 3 Worksheet – Centers 2015-2016>>
WS4-02 STAR 4 Worksheet – Centers 2015-2016 >>
WS4A-02 STAR 4A Worksheet – Centers 2015-2016 >>

SACC

WS1-02 STAR 1 Worksheet – SACC 2015-2016 >>
WS2-02 STAR 2 Worksheet – SACC 2015-2016 >>
WS3-02 STAR 3 Worksheet – SACC 2015-2016 >>
WS4-02 STAR 4 Worksheet – SACC 2015-2016 >>
WS4A-02 STAR 4A Worksheet – SACC 2015-2016 >>

Head Start Centers

WS1-02 STAR 1 Worksheet – Head Start 2015-2016 >>

WS2-02 STAR 2 Worksheet – Head Start 2015-2016 >>

WS3-02 STAR 3 Worksheet – Head Start 2015-2016 >>
WS4-02 STAR 4 Worksheet – Head Start 2015-2016 >>

STAR 4 PA Pre K Counts Worksheet FY 2015-2016


Grants and Award Requests
The following types of grants are available to qualifying Keystone STARS facilities:

Special Initiative Awards: Enrollment & Movement

Special Initiative Award: Child Care Capacity

Rising STARS Support Award

Merit & ERA Awards

In addition: Care Works Add-on funds are also available at STAR 1 level.

STAR 2, 3, 4 and 4A Facilities

MERA (Merit and Education & Retention) Center/Group
MERA (Merit and Education & Retention) Family

Attachment #1 Keystone STARS Excel Budget Workbook

Grant and Award Structure Overview

Ongoing Best Practices

Pro-rated Scenarios

Sample MERA Request

STAR 1 Facilities - Targeted Rising STARS Awards


STAR 2 Standards Status Worksheet

FAQ for the Rising STARS Support Grant Application

Award Receipt Collection

To ensure that award funding is spent in accordance with state and federal guidelines, sites receiving financial awards are required to submit copies of their receipts when reconciling their award. The most up-to-date Receipt Collection documents can be downloaded from the PaKeys website >>.

   

COPYRIGHT® 2011 CHILD CARE CONSULTANTS, INC.      DISCLAIMER