Mid-State Regional Key
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Welcome to the Mid-State Regional Key STARS Newsletter!!
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2018 Downtown First Awards, sponsored by The Glatfelter...

Downtown Inc will recognize businesses, organizations and individuals who put Downtown York first through their commitments of time, advocacy and resources during the 18th Annual Downtown First Awards sponsored by The Glatfelter Agency.

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PA PRE-K COUNTS HOW TO APPLY

Pennsylvania's fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 proposed budget makes historic investments in education to prepare our children for the jobs of tomorrow, including an additional $40 million more for early childhood education.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REGISTRY

The Professional Development (PD) Registry is a technology system that supports and validates professional achievements for early learning professionals. The PD Registry encourages professional growth through supports, tools, and resources to...

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If you or your staff have specific questions feel free to call the help desk at 1-800-284-6031 or you can email them at registry@pakeys.org.
The growing demand for early childhood education

As the body of research on the effectiveness of early learning centers continues to grow, the value in designing more of these institutions has become increasingly apparent. Recent research estimates that the brain grows the most in the first...

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Saving You Money

You have a teacher asking for assistance and a parent calling on the phone with questions as you are preparing to head to the store because your infant room is running low on diapers! How are you ever going to find time to head to the store? Answer – you don’t have to!
Purchase your diapers (wipes, and gloves too!) at prices you can’t beat, even in the big box stores, without ever having to get in the car or step foot in a store! The exclusive savings program with Staples on SharedSourcePA now offers even LOWER PRICES on these important items and so much more. 
Home-PA

Shared Source PA is a resource rich platform full of practical procedures, handbooks, templates and more to support ECE programs.

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New Websites
KEYSTONE STARS

Keystone STARS is Pennsylvania's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). A QRIS is a continuous quality improvement systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education...

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We are an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC), a dynamic membership organization of early care and education professionals. PennAEYC is a dynamic membership organization of early care and education...

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www.pennaeyc.com
Join us for a STARS Networking Meeting!     

Staffing Discussion
February 28th at 12 at United Way of York

Grant Closure
March 2nd at 9:30 at Panera in Lewisburg
March 2nd at 1:30 via Go to Meeting
March 9th at 9:30 at Panera in Williamsport

Certification and STARS
March 5th at 10:30 at  Kids World in Westfield

Drop In STARS Workgroup
March 6th from 12:30-2:30 at  Panera in Harrisburg
March 13th from 12:30-2:30 at  Panera in Lancaster

Summer SACC Planning
March 21st at 9:30 at Newport Assembly of God
Other Community Meetings & Events

Clinton County LICC Meeting
February 28th at 9:30 at   Infant Development Center

Center County LICC Meeting
March 7th at 9 at  CIU in State College

Snyder, Union, Northumberland ECE Coalition Meeting
March 14th at 9 at  Cheif Shikellamy School

Lycoming Early Learning Team Meeting
March 15th at 11 at  Jersey Shore Area SD Admin Building

Professional Development Updates 
Register on the  PD Registry

2018 Social and Emotional Learning Conference: Building...

May 9-10, 2018 Hilton Harrisburg; Harrisburg, Pa.

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February Buzz! Loads of new resources for professional...

The CDA Gold Standard SM is part of the Council's early childhood education effort to help CDA students find the high-quality training and student services they need in preparation for the CDA exam and a career as early childhood educators. Read...

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Job Openings

United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County has an immediate opening for a qualified candidate to lead our Success By 6 initiative by managing projects that focus on United Way’s kindergarten readiness goals. More info and the application are available here .

Learning and Sharing Child Development Center is looking for a qualified Pre-K teacher. We are a long established private preschool / childcare facility caring for children ages Infant through Kindergarten. Our teachers are passionate about working with children, energetic and responsible. We encourage new ideas and personal creativity. Benefits we offer include paid vacation days, paid personal days, paid holidays and paid planning time.
Qualification Requirements:
At least an Associate’s degree in ECE or Elementary Education
Job Type: Full-time Salary: $12.00/hour
 
Learning and Sharing is looking to hire enthusiastic teachers for a Floater position to complement our current staff. We are a long established private preschool / childcare facility caring for children ages Infant through Kindergarten. Our teachers are passionate about working with children, energetic and responsible. We encourage new ideas and personal creativity. Benefits we offer include paid vacation days, paid personal days, paid holidays and paid planning time. Learning and Sharing is licensed by the Department of Human Services and is a Keystone STARS 3 center. These positions have an immediate start if applicable, and requires the following for consideration. Job Type: Full-time. Must have a High school Diploma

2500 Hours of verifiable experience
Child Line clearance FBI clearance PA State police clearance
Current Health Appraisal with TB shot included.
If you are interested in becoming part of a well-known early education program please apply with your resume and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you. Please email resume to Ms. Laurien .
Learning and Sharing CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Thank you for all you do for children, families, and your community by being part of the STARS program!
Sincerely,
Mid-State Regional Key/Child Care Consultants
(717) 854-2273 or (800) 864-4925    info@childcareconsultants.org