STARS Technical Assistance (TA) is an intensive, one-on-one service provided to an ECE or SAC facility to enable the program to meet specific Keystone STARS Performance Standards. This service is designed to help facilities improve program quality and thus move to the next STAR level.

Do you think S.P.O.D. is a creature from a horror movie?

Do you know what to do with the Early Learning Standards now that you have them?

Is your ECERS book sitting on your shelf collecting dust?

How can a STARS Technical Assistance Consultant help you?

STARS Technical Assistance can help your facility achieve specific Keystone STARS quality performance standards in these areas:

  • Staff Qualifications & Professional Development
  • Partnerships with Family & Community
  • Leadership & Management
  • Learning Program
  • Health & Safety
  • ECE/SAC Provider Resource Fair

    Smith Memorial Playground, October 6th, 9:00AM-4:00PM
    It's finally here! The ECE/SAC Provider Resource Fair is a not to be missed event that brings together valuable resources that are essential to your program! Stop by the educational materials tables to see the latest products and toys on your way to watch the Franklin Institute's mobile science center demonstration. Don't forget this is an adults only event but feel like a kid as you take your turn on the giant wooden slide!

    Highlights include:

    • 20 resource tables
    • Teacher hospitality lounge with healthy snacks
    • Swag bags for the first 100 attendees
    • Tours of Smith Playground
    • Professional growth activity certificates
    • and more!

    Smith Memorial Playhouse and Playground is located at 3500 Reservoir Drive, Phila., PA 19121. RSVP to Amy Rush at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • NEW 2014-15 Worksheets

    CLICK HERE to download the new 2014-15 STARS Performance Standards and Worksheets!

  • SERK Program and Teacher Resource Festival

    October 6, 2014, 9:00am-4:00pm
    Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse Inc.             

    On October 6, 2014 the Southeast Regional Key at PHMC will be hosting another Program and Teacher Resource Festival at Smith Playground in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Stay tuned for more details! The FREE festival will feature:

    • Resource tables
    • FREE swag bags full of goodies
    • FREE provider hospitality lounge with drinks and healthy snacks
    • Tours of Smith Playground
    • Door Prizes and more!!
  • Need help with the ELN?

    If you're looking for help entering data in the PELICAN Early Learning Network, OCDEL has published a new and very comprehensive training guide to provide suppor. CLICK HERE to read the training guide.

"Being in Keystone STARS confirms and substantiates the quality of programming that we provide to parents.”

– Sherilyn, Philadelphia County

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