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.

Do you wonder how to make the most of your shared space at an elementary school or church facility?

Do you feel like your before and after school children are an “afterthought” at your program?

Do you struggle to develop a schedule that provides meaningful opportunities for children who arrive and leave at so many different times?

How can a SAC Technical Assistance Consultant help you?

  • Resources and information specific to School Age Child Care to the child care community
  • Professional development and technical assistance to practitioners to increase their knowledge of school-age children’s development and care
  • Support practitioners and parents to access community resources
  • Provide information and support to individuals who are interested in obtaining their School-Age Professional Credential (SAPC)

To request SAC STARS TA for your site, please download the request form by clicking here.


  • PA One Book: Calling Host Sites and Readers!

    Would you like to read the 2015 PA One Book Number One Sam at an early learning program in your community in April? CLICK HERE to sign up!

    Are you an early learning program who would like someone to come read Number One Sam to your children? CLICK HERE to become a host site! Please email Amy Rush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions or more information.

  • Magic of Early Childhood Conference

    Saturday, May 2--La Salle University

    Northwest Philadelphia Childcare Director’s Group in partnership with the Southeast Regional Key. Special Guest Peter Moses, director of The Music Experience for Young Children, a national music enrichment program for early childhood since 1994. CLICK HERE for more information and registration.

  • Certification PLUS Mini-Conference

    Friday, May 1-- Greater Plymouth Meeting Community Center

    Hot Topics in Certification, new Mandated Reporter, CCIS Provider Self Service, Inclusion and more. Over lunch get answers to all your questions from a panel of experts representing DHS Certification, CCIS, Early Intervention and Keystone STARS! CLICK HERE for more information and registration form.

  • Family Child Care Entrepreneur Classes

    Mondays, April 13-May 18, 6:00PM-9:00PM--Public Health Management Corporation 

    Professional Development for family child care homes, group child care and small centers. Designed to help small business owners develop the basic skills they need to run a successful business. Participants can register on the PD registry before the event or show up on April 13th and support will be provided to register for the session. CLICK HERE for more information.

“We have had a website for many years but never tracked how people had heard of us. When I hired a company to survey site visitors to find out how people have been directed to us, the results showed that 73% say they’ve heard about it through the STARS program. People clearly know the reputation the STARS program has for ensuring high-quality child care.”

– Paula, Montgomery County

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