PHMC/NCC Partnership for ECE Classes

PHMC/NCC Partnership for ECE Classes


Keystone STARS Eligibility Requirements - Making the Commitment to Quality

All participating early care and education programs in the following locations:


can be eligible to receive funded opportunities for credit coursework. Certified and compliant programs are welcomed to Keystone STARS by receiving STAR 1 designation. Programs such as Early Head Start and Head Start programs and Pennsylvania Department of Education Private Academic Preschools are not required to be certified by the Department of Human Services, but are eligible to participate in Keystone STARS. Read more here.

Looking for Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming and York Counties? Visit ECE PDO at PASSHE here.

Participants in these regions above must validate themselves on the PA PD Registry website before enrolling. Visit

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Please note: ECE PDO at PHMC is not funding Director Credential Courses. Those in this region interested in director credentialing must pay or use Rising STARS Tuition Assistance or T.E.A.C.H.