The School Age Child Care (SAC) project provides targeted technical assistance and professional development to school age providers. SAC professional development focuses on the unique environments where school age programs operate as well as the learning needs of older children. SAC technical assistance helps sites implement the concepts learned in professional development and supports staff advancement in the field of out-of-school time and school age care.

To request SAC STARS TA 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

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

– Sherilyn, Philadelphia County

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