Mid-State Regional Key
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We are bringing you an extra addition to our weekly newsletter with relevant or timely information. 
Rising STARS Grant applications are due 10/5/17

All active Keystone STAR 1 child care certified early care providers who are actively working on a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) plan that includes moving up to a STAR 2 in a reasonable amount of time are eligible to apply. Also eligible are active STAR 2 providers who received the Rising STARS Support Grant and successfully moved from STAR 1 to STAR 2 as well as STAR 2 providers who have received the maximum amount of Merit Awards (three) but who now are positioned to move to a STAR 3 or 4. Finally, SACC only certified providers WILL also be included as an eligible program. To be eligible, providers may not receive more than two previous support grants (including the previous Rising STARS Support Grants) unless they successfully moved from STAR 1 to STAR 2 using the Rising STARS Support Grant. Eligibility exclusions include STARS Head Start, PA Pre-K Counts, Private Academic Schools (PDE licensed preschool) and School District Pre-K.

Family child care programs may apply for up to $2,000 and center & group child care programs may apply for up to $5,000. 

WHEN IS MY APPLICATION DUE?   All Rising STARS Support Grant Applications must be postmarked or received via email no later than  Thursday, October 5, 2017  for eligibility and consideration. Email to your STARS coach or send here .

Please read the FAQ document for all the information you need to apply. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Providers must meet a subsidy/IEP enrollment of 10%.

For STAR 1 Providers working on movement to STAR 2

For STAR 2 Providers working on movement to STAR 3

To learn more about the STARS standards, visit our website.
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    info@childcareconsultants.org