The Rising STARS grant application and instructions are available below and have been posted to the Southeast Regional Key website at www.seregionalkey.org. The Rising STARS initiative focuses on access to the highest quality services for hard to reach/hard to serve children and families by providing supports to providers as they move up the quality scale.
To be eligible for a Rising STARS Support Grant a program must be an active STAR 1 provider and actively working on a Continuous Quality Improvement plan that includes moving up to a STAR 2 in a reasonable amount of time. Full eligibility criteria is available in the grant documents. CLICK HERE to read the FAQ.
Application packets are due by December 1st. Application packets consists of:
Applications will be scored and all practitioners will be notified of their grant status around February 9, 2015. Upon notification, successful applicants will be provided with the grant paperwork to complete.
Contact your STARS Specialist with questions regarding the RISING STARS Support Grant.
WHO should participate?
STAR 1 Programs that:
· are ready to move to STAR 2;
· have strong site leadership;
· and are willing to commit time and energy to attending professional development, frequent contacts with mentor including site visits and documenting STAR standards over the next several months.
WHY should you participate?
· Move up to STAR 2 becoming eligible for CCIS reimbursement and STARS
· Ongoing support from a STAR 3 or STAR 4 Director Mentor and Keystone STARS Specialist
· Professional Development
· Great Incentives
CLICK HERE to download the application for center/group
CLICK HERE to download the application for family
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?
To request SAC STARS TA for your site, please download the request form by clicking here.
“I’m very satisfied with the Keystone STARS program. It helped me understand how important it is to have a curriculum aligned with learning standards.”