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Support Child Care Consultants - May 4, 2018

A fun & inspiring 24-hour online giving event, Give Local York is the largest one-day Give in York Co. history. You can find CCC by clicking on "Discover Non-Profits", then "Education", and scroll to our logo. We appreciate any support you can give!!

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Let's Celebrate Month of the Young Child!

During April, let's celebrate Month of the Young Child (MOYC)! Month of the Young Child focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. How ...

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Week of the Young Child | NAEYC

Celebrating early learning, young children, educators, and families!

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More Than PA One Book

Did you know there is a lot of information using the PA One Book that you can use to support your preschooler's love of reading? Find... 

What's your favorite PA One Book resource? Do you have a resource that's not listed? Share it on the PA One Book Facebook page !
Keep Your Child Healthy
There's nothing more important than your child's health. Wellness checks with your child's doctor, keeping track of your child's development, and enough sleep for your child are all connected to the health and well-being of your child. 
These tips from Kindergarten, Here I Come can help you keep your child healthy and ready to learn.  Print the tips !
Reaching Out to Schools

The children we serve are influenced and affected by many aspects of their lives. But while we make sure to gather a variety of important information about the families and home environments of the children we serve, we can overlook gathering important information about the school environment. Children spend a considerable amount of time in school, and what happens at school influences their attitudes and behavior during your program. So it is just as important to be informed about the school’s overall climate and culture, as it is to be about the environment in the home. 
DEC 2018 Awards Nominations - Open Now

Each year, DEC recognizes members who excel in our field with prestigious awards. Please consider nominating a valued DEC member to receive a 2018 DEC Award to honor and celebrate their contributions.Remember that we rise when we lift others

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Improving Children’s School Readiness

This brief discusses how to encourage involvement and guide the role of families in an early education program. Visit SharedSourcePA for tools that will help support your efforts to strengthen communication with the families in your program

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How To Promote Professional Self-Reflection

Self-reflection is so important for career development and your personal well-being. As a teacher, director, or administrator, practicing self-reflection as a professional tool has a number of benefits for your...

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Quorum Course: CDA Planner

The Child Development Associate is a nationally recognized credential for early childhood professionals working in diverse settings. The CDA Credential is appropriate for teachers working in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms; for family...

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Join us for a STARS Networking Meeting!     

Certification and Program Quality Assessor Panel
April 12th at 1 at  Lancaster Farm and Home Center
Other Community Meetings & Events
2018 PennAEYC VOICE for Children Award Celebration

The PennAEYC VOICE for Children Award Celebration will feature a reception, dinner and a presentation of the 2018 VOICE for Children Awards. Please join us on April 13, 2018 at the beautiful Hershey Lodge as we recognize grassroots advocacy...

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York Area Week of the Young Child Banquet 4/20/18

It's time to celebrate you!!! Please come and join your York area early childhood colleagues for the 2018 Week of the Young Child Banquet. This is a night to celebrate the accomplishments of the early childhood providers who work tirelessly every ...

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Professional Development Updates 
Register on the  PD Registry

CAP Lancaster Training Lis t - April through June
MS Key Funded Classes | Northampton Community College

Mid-State Regional Key Funded Classes

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Earn Your Degree at Your Own Pace and Save

Walden University presents Tempo Learning, a competency-based education experience. This means that rather than progressing toward your degree course by course, you prove your knowledge by completing competencies.

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Thank you for all you do for children, families, and your community by being part of the STARS program!
Mid-State Regional Key/Child Care Consultants
(717) 854-2273 or (800) 864-4925