Mid-State Regional Key
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Welcome to the Mid-State Regional Key STARS Newsletter!!
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The following resources are for all PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start and Keystone STARS providers. Also, click on the attachment above for more details about the Pelican March release, and updates for all providers.

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Positive Interactions

Here is a great resource sheet on positive interactions to print out, and provide all of your teachers. Take a moment and provide one in each classroom or better yet, use it as a talking point at your next staff meeting. It’s a great way to remind ourselves that we need to be very intentional about “being” with our little ones, and being very conscious about what we are saying to them.
SACC on the Agenda

Staff meetings are important for ensuring that all staff are informed and abreast of the program’s overall activities across all service areas. They are also a vital opportunity to convey important information, and to build a professional learning community and collegial connections among your staff. 
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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2018 PA One Book!

There's a new PA One Book Every Young Child book selection. My Cousin Momo by Zach OHora has been selected for 2018. Fans of the PA One Book Every Young Child campaign may recall a book by author Zach OHora has been selected in the past. In 2012, ...

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Read Aloud - Read From Birth

Reading aloud is not only the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help prepare a child for reading and learning; it's also a magical connection through the interaction between you, your child, and the book.

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Child Tax Credit

The EIC is a tax benefit for working people who earn lower or moderate incomes. The credit offsets taxes, supplements very low wages, and incentivizes work.The EIC can help cover any federal income tax workers still owe at tax time....

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Graco Recalls Highchairs Due to Fall Hazard; Sold...

Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchairs About 36,000 (In addition, 3,200 were sold in Canada) This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work ...

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Join us for a STARS Networking Meeting!     

Grant Closure
March 6th at 9:30 at  Panera in Williamsport

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

Drop In STARS Q&A Session
March 6th from 12:30-2:30 at   Panera in Harrisburg
March 13th from 12:30-2:30 at   Panera in Lancaster

ASQ Chat and Chew
March 8th at 11:15 at Giant Camp Hill

Summer SACC Planning
March 21st at 9:30 at  Newport Assembly of God

Understanding Generational Differences
March 21st 9:30-12:30 at United Way of York
Other Community Meetings & Events

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

Clinton County LICC Meeting
March 28th at 9:30 at  Infant Development Center
Professional Development Updates 
Register on the  PD Registry

BabyTalks Series: Supporting Children's Early Brain...

BabyTalks Series: Supporting Children's Early Brain Development

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God's Little Ones - Infant Teacher opening

Carlisle Family YMCA is hiring full-time toddler teachers for children ages 1-3. All full-time employees receive a free household membership to the YMCA. Please contact Brittany Nissley to apply or send a resume.
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