The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has announced that effective August 1, 2018, the Child Care Works (CCW) program will both lift the base rate freeze for STAR 1 and STAR 2 providers, as well as, apply a general Maximum Child Care Allowance (MCCA) base rate increase of 2.5% across all counties, provider types, STAR levels, and care levels.

Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) will contact providers in July or August to both gather their program’s current private pay rates and to sign updated provider agreements. If a program serves children in Philadelphia or Allegheny County, they will receive this information through their Child Care Information Service Office. OCDEL is requesting that early learning providers be responsive to the ELRCs when they outreach around the provider agreements.

CLICK HERE for more information about Early Learning Resource Centers.

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has released the revised Keystone STARS Performance Standards, effective beginning July 1, 2018.

CLICK HERE to visit the PA Keys website to view the performance standards, the revised Keystone STARS Program Manual.

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