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1 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Orientation will begin at 9:00 am Please perform an audio check before the session begins! Click on the Tools Menu Click on the Audio option Click on Audio Set Up wizard Follow the instructions on the screen Record of Attendance: In the chat window, please enter the names and addresses of everyone at your location.

2 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Orientation Justin Esposito and Adrienne Smyth, OCDEL

3 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Who is with us? A.STARS Specialists/Managers B.STARS Designators C.Grants/Fiscal Managers D.PD/TA Managers E.OCDEL Program Office Staff

4 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Orientation Rules for discussion Use Emoticons as Webinar is in progress. Use chat to ask questions. Remember all chat can be seen by everyone!

5 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Todays Focus For participants to gain a better understanding of: The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Roles and Responsibilities of ODCEL, the PA Key, and the Regional Key Types of Professional Development Keystone STARS Early Learning Services (ELS) Announcements PELICAN

6 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Office of Child Development and Early Learning Because every child is Pennsylvanias future

7 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Office of Child Development and Early Learning The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) promotes opportunities for all Pennsylvania children and families by building systems and providing supports that help ensure access to high quality child and family services.

8 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning PA Keys to Quality and Early Learning Themes for 10/11 1.Assure quality program design, implementation, and integration. 2.Meet the diverse needs of families and engage stakeholders. 3.Assure sound financial and performance management, document program impact, and maximize resources.

9 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning

10 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning

11 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning

12 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Roles and Responsibilities of System Partners Partners: OCDEL PA Key Six Regional Keys Categories: Evaluation & Accountability Leadership Administration & Management Professional Development (PD) & Technical Assistance (TA) Community Outreach

13 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning OCDEL (Evaluation & Accountability) 1.Develops an evaluation framework to assess the process and outcomes of Keys to Quality. 2.Establishes participation and STAR level targets in cooperation with Regional Key leadership. 3.Monitors through the Program Review Instrument (PRI) specific deliverables of the contract. 4.Supports the development and implementation of the PELICAN Keys to Quality Data System.

14 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning PA Key (Evaluation & Accountability) 1.Supports development and implementation of web based PD calendar and practitioner registry at 2.Assist OCDEL in evaluating data and providing feedback by region on amount and types of PD and TA delivered. 3.In consultation with OCDEL, supports development of policies and procedures to ensure consistent, reliable implementation of TA, PD, and STARS designations. 4.Manages ERS assessments system.

15 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Regional Key (Evaluation & Accountability) 1. Assesses, evaluates and improves the success of regional implementation of Keystone STARS. 2. Maintains regional data on Early Childhood Education (ECE) quality and practitioner PD/education. 3. Provides regional support to providers using the Early Learning Network. 4. Achieves monthly and annual STARS provider movement targets. 5. Completes quarterly PRI reports.

16 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning OCDEL (Leadership) 1. Develops benchmarks for quality improvement in the early learning system and tracks progress in achieving these benchmarks. 2. Identifies and targets financial resources of ECE programs with the PA Key, Regional Keys, and STARS Advisory. 3. Reviews and revises the STARS standards, policies and procedures.

17 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning PA Key (Leadership) 1. Implements Pennsylvanias quality improvement agenda with OCDEL. 2. Leads the work on engagement of the higher education community. 3. Coordinates state-wide policies and practices 4. Facilitates coordination of cross-sector behavior supports.

18 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Regional Key (Leadership) 1. Provides overall leadership to their Region in achieving the quality benchmarks set forth for Keystone STARS. 2. Meets regularly and engages on a county and regional level to ensure a strong working relationship and shared vision for the quality improvement system with stakeholders. 3. Develops a plan for delivering PD opportunities which assist practitioners to attain higher levels on the PA career lattice.

19 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning OCDEL (Administration & Management) 1. Directly contracts with, supervises, and partners with the PA Key and Regional Keys. 2. Supervises and monitors the work of the PA Key and Regional Keys by developing contracts and work plans for administration and implementation of Keystone STARS and the PA Professional Development (PD) system.

20 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning PA Key (Administration & Management) 1. Oversees statewide administration of the PD system. 2. Implements Environment Rating Scales. 3. Manages state-wide PD contracts. 4. Oversees administration of Directors Credential, School Age Professional Credential, Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS), voucher program, practitioner registry, and online PD calendar. 5. Manages programs such as PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start State Supplemental, Head Start Collaboration Office, Early Head Start, Keystone Babies. 6. Manages Community Engagement including PA Promise for Children. 7. Manages multiple special initiatives and foundation grants.

21 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Regional Key (Administration & Management) 1. Creates a regional quality improvement plan for PD and TA. 2. Develops a PD and TA budget for the regional quality improvement allocation. 3. Assumes responsibility for fiscal management of regional quality improvement allocation. 4. Implements STARS in the region.

22 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning OCDEL (PD/TA) 1. Provides an allocation of PD/TA and funds through contracts with the PA Key and each of the Regional Keys. 2. Develops policies and procedures. 3. Serves as a link to the PA Department of Education. 4. Approves PD and TA plans for each of the regions with the PA Key.

23 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning PA Key (PD/TA) 1. Provides leadership and coordination of cross- systems PD and TA. 2. Offers PD and TA to Regional Keys and their partners through PDIIs, webinars etc. 3. Reviews and develops statewide curriculum materials and PD modules.

24 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Regional Key (PD/TA) 1. Implements PD and TA supports and collaborates with other TA sources regionally. 2. Administers Early Childhood Education PD and TA funds in the region and supports ECE cross systems PD regionally. 3. Ensures that PD is credit-bearing. 4. Ensures that PD instructors and TA providers satisfy PQAS requirements and evaluate the services. 5. Monitors TA providers on the STARS Technical Assistance Accountability Program (STARS-TAAP). 6. Supports PD and TA of Keystone STARS programs in PA Pre-K Counts and other initiatives.

25 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning OCDEL (Community Outreach & Coordination) 1. Regularly meets with the STARS Advisory Committee. 2. Develops and plans statewide meetings and conferences to improve programs and practitioner skills in delivering ECE services. 3. Provides consultation to the PA Key and Regional Keys regarding the CEGs and outreach around STARS in the community. 4. Develops guidelines, review applications, and determines funding levels for CEGs. 5. Informs Regional Keys of CEGs funding allocation.

26 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning PA Key (Community Outreach & Coordination) 1. Oversees the development of outreach materials. 2. Provides and develops TA, PD, and outreach materials for the CEGs. 3. Manages the PA Promise for Children campaign and BUILD listserve. 4. Coordinates cross-sector initiatives.

27 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Regional Key (Community Outreach & Coordination) 1. Conducts outreach. 2. Maintains up-to-date information on all PD and TA activities in the region. 3. Ensures awareness and accessibility of scholarships ( TEACH, vouchers, etc.). 4. Manages regional CEG contracts.

28 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning

29 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning What Regional Key Do You Represent? A.NWRK or SWRK B.CRK or SCRK C.NERK or SERK

30 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Q and A

31 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Professional Development (PD) Foundations of PD System: The Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) Professional Development Record (PDR) Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Core Series and Keystone STARS Support Professional Development

32 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Core Body of Knowledge: Early Care Professionals Need to know: How children grow and develop. How children can be safe and remain healthy. How childrens families support their lives. How and why childrens development is assessed. How to value and support diversity. Need to be able to: Create a safe and interesting environment. Plan activities and experiences appropriate for childrens age/abilities. Stimulate childrens physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development. Guide childrens interaction towards self/others.

33 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Professional Development Record (PDR) Section I: List of employment history Section II: Record prior PD activities Section III: Assess knowledge and skills and relate PD to the competency areas within the CBK Section IV: Develop planned and emergent annual PD opportunities

34 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) Designed to ensure quality PD and TA provided to early childhood and school-aged practitioners. All instructors or TA consultants who work with practitioners and want to be eligible to participate in OCDEL funded initiatives are required to be approved by the PQAS. Approved PD instructors and TA consultants can develop and deliver PD and TA accepted for OCDEL and DPW PD requirements. PQAS PD instructors and TA consultants are approved for a period of 5 years.

35 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) CQI Process: Develop a shared vision: define what you want to achieve Plan: define and analyze the current process Do: develop an improvement plan and implement that plan Study: review the results Act: incorporate changes and improvements

36 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Core Series and Keystone STARS Support Professional Development STARS Standards require each director of a facility to complete the Core Series professional development. The PA Key develops the curriculum and each Regional Key is responsible for providing and/or coordinating adequate sessions to meet the needs of practitioners. Each Regional Key also coordinates other professional development sessions so STARS programs can meet the continuing education requirements of the standards.

37 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning

38 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Promotes continuous quality improvement in early learning and school age environments. Proven to improve the quality of child care programs in PA. Provide parents with a tool to gauge the quality of care and early education their child will receive. *Over 4,420 child care programs participating in Keystone STARS *Over 168,530 children enrolled in STARS programs. (* OCDEL Annual Report)

39 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Provider Participation

40 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning STARS: How it works Builds on the health & safety requirements of certification. Learning Programs enroll at Start with STARS or STAR levels 1-4. Must meet research-based performance standards for: –Staff qualifications and professional development; –Learning Program; –Partnerships with family and community; and –Leadership and management.

41 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Increase in Higher Quality STAR Programs

42 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Type of Procedure: STAR Designation STAR Designation Renewal STAR Status Review STAR Action Plan STAR Reduction STAR Suspension STAR Removal

43 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Status: STAR Designation Process by which a facility requests to become a STAR program. Must have a legally authorized representative of the facility sign an Attestation for STAR Designation. Submit paperwork to the Regional Key along with an accurate facility enrollment and proof of ERS Request.

44 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Status: STAR Designation Renewal STAR 4 accredited sites will be required to have an ERS assessment in renewal years 2, 4, 6, etc. The ERS score will be effective for 2 years and the provider must have an ERS assessment during the second renewal year.

45 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Status: STARS Status Review The intent is to provide the Regional Key with a maximum of 30 days to make a determination regarding the appropriate action to take upon a providers Keystone STAR status. If course of action is necessary from the Status Review, the Regional Key will proceed to a STARS Action Plan.

46 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Status: STARS Action Plan Must detail the areas of issue, the action steps needed to correct the problem, the timeframe for completion, and the person responsible/involved in the action steps. If the requirements for the STAR Action Plan are not met, the Regional Key will proceed with a STAR Reduction or STAR Suspension.

47 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Status: STAR Reduction The provider agrees to a reduced STAR level for which the provider meets all STARS Performance Standards. It is important to assist the provider through this process.

48 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Status: STAR Suspension The following steps apply: Notification of STAR Suspension- provider has 10 days from the mailing date to dispute. Further Notification- either Continuation or Reinstatement. Designation Action- Regional Key has 5 business days to record suspension into PELICAN K2Q. STAR Suspension Action Plan- results in either STAR Reinstatement or STAR Removal.

49 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Status: STAR Removal Regional Key proceeds with removal if any of the following are verified: The provider closes. Certification initiates an Emergency Removal or action to Refuse to Renew or Revoke the providers Certificate of Compliance. The provider fails to submit a Request for Designation Renewal to renew its current STAR designation. The provider doesnt meet the requirements of the STAR Suspension action plan.

50 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Keystone STARS Designator Reliability: Frequency of Reliability Visits Selecting a Reliability Partner Official Designation

51 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning ELS Announcements Formally issued policy documents. Examples of announcements include: Family, Group, and Center worksheets and Performance Standards, Grant Award documents, Designation Forms and Tools, etc. Regional Key Management is responsible for sharing content with all appropriate staff as soon as possible. The name at the bottom of the announcement is the contact for questions specific to that announcement.

52 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning PELICAN Pennsylvanias Enterprise to Link Information for Children Across Networks (PELICAN). Links existing data systems and will collect additional information on child and family services across program areas. Early care and education programs with PELICAN databases: Provider Certification, Child Care Works, Early Intervention, Early Learning Network, Keys to Quality, Online Provider Search, PA Pre-K Counts, and Self Service: Provider and Client.

53 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning PELICAN Keys to Quality (K2Q) Provider Management STARS Management Grants Management Fiscal Allocation Management T/A Management

54 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Resources OCDEL Research: OCDEL Annual Report and Risk and Reach Report: Learning_Tools PELICAN-ELN and Work Sampling and OUNCE: Learning_Network SAS:

55 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Resources BUILD: Learning_BUILD OCDEL: Learning_OCDEL Good, Better, Best: %20PAs%20CQI%20Guide%20to%20Best%20Pra ctice%20Version%201.0.pdf

56 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Importance of YOU We welcome all of you as you begin your journey of helping shape childrens bright futures. Without you and your efforts day in and day out, children would not fully experience the high quality learning provided in programs working to improve quality through Keystone STARS. Every child is Pennsylvanias future. Continue helping these children reach their promise through quality early education.

57 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning

58 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Evaluation Question #1 Did this training meet your needs? A.Strongly Agree B.Agree C.Disagree D.Strongly Disagree

59 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Evaluation Question #2 Is webinar training an effective method of training for this content? A.Strongly Agree B.Agree C.Disagree D.Strongly Disagree

60 Tom W. Corbett, Governor I Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education l Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Office of Child Development & Early Learning Contact Information If you have suggestions, comments or questions, please us directly: Justin Adrienne


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