Child Care Health Consultation (CCHC) service supports Keystone STARS practitioners in implementing best practices in health and safety through the use of a registered nurse. The Child Care Health Consultant uses the ECELS Checklist and other tools to assess health and safety policy and practice at an ECE or SAC facility. The Consultant then works with the practitioner to develop an action plan that addresses challenges and areas for improvement.

To request Child Care Health Consultation for your site, please download the request form by clicking here.

  • Infant-Toddler Mental Health Conference

    April 30, 2014

    A not to be missed professional development event for directors and teachers working with infants and toddlers.

    The conference features two renowned early childhood authors and speakers! Tamar Jacobson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Teacher Education and Director of the Early Childhood Program at Rider University, will get your day started with "Don't Get So Upset!" Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own. Lisa Poelle, M.A., author of The Biting Solution, child care consultant and trainer will wrap up your day with Stop the Fighting and Biting.

    In between the keynotes, you'll participate in a breakout session of your choice, and of course lunch and networking with your colleagues. All attendees will go home with a copy of each speaker's book.

    The cost of the conference is $20. CLICK HERE for more information and to download the registration form.

  • 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.



  • Mark your calendars!

    SAVE THE DATE for these upcoming SERK conferences. More information and registration coming soon!

    • Certification PLUS, May 16

    • Director 2-Day, June 5 & 6

    • Family Child Care Home Conference, June 21

“Our participation in the Keystone STARS program encouraged my staff to go on and get higher education in childcare.”

– Michelle, Delaware County

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