NAEYC Accreditation

NAEYC’s voluntary accreditation system sets professional standards for early childhood education programs and helps families identify high-quality programs. Seeking first time or re-accreditation? We provide coaching and resources to help your program gain accreditation. Contact Lisa Schultz for more information.

Keystone STARs Technical Assistance

PA Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

Looking to achieve higher STAR levels? First you must complete the Core Series (a series of professional development sessions) and apply for technical assistance through your STAR Specialist. STARS technical assistance may take many forms, including mentoring, demonstrating and one-on-one consulting. Our experienced staff works closely with your organization to develop an individualized service plan that outlines goals and objectives aimed at achieving a specified knowledge area or STAR performance standard. Our staff is professionally trained in: Early Learning Program /Curriculum, Partnerships with Families and Community, Leadership/Management, and Staff Qualifications.

For more information, contact Lisa Schultz.

Note: PA Keystone STARS Practitioners must contact their PA Keystone STAR Specialist or Manager to request Technical Assistance.

Speakers Bureau

DVAEYC’s knowledgeable staff members have expertise in a variety of areas from the latest issues in public policy to valuable insights in child development. We are happy to share this expertise and offer keynote addresses, meeting presentations, conversation facilitation and more. Our Speakers Bureau has been helping more the ECE conversation along for years on any number of topics, including:

  • How to make a playground safe
  • The value of reading aloud to young children
  • How does language develop?
  • Family Math
  • Family Science
  • Become a champion for young children
  • Choosing a high quality early childhood program
  • Benchmarks of quality in early childhood programs
  • Infant attachment
  • Navigating through Challenging Behavior in Young children
  • Why choose a career in Early Childhood Education?

For more information, contact Tyrone Scott.