Southeast Regional Key (SERK) is one of six regional keys working in partnership with the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to develop and implement an integrated and coordinated system of program quality improvements and professional development supports for Early Childhood Education (ECE) and School-Age Care (SAC) programs. As of July 1, 2010, Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) serves as the SERK provider for the Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality initiative, a statewide quality improvement program targeting ECE and SAC providers.
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.
“My STARS coordinator is very helpful. If I need information and I can’t find it, she’s always able to find it for me.”