Keystone STARS

All questions regarding Keystone STARS can be referred to:
Sister Edward Quinn, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Keystone STARS is a program of Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and is the state’s Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). Keystone STARS has four primary goals:

    • To improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE);
    • To support ECE providers in meeting their quality improvement goals;
    • To recognize programs for continuous quality improvement and meeting higher quality standards; and
    • To provide families a way to choose a quality ECE program.

OCDEL’s Keystone STARS Program supports all early childhood education programs to improve program quality. We encourage programs to think about the Keystone STARS Performance Standards as a tool to support continuous quality improvement (CQI) that impacts services to the children and families in your care.