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All the tools you need to help your child learn and grow

from PA Promise in partnership with OCDEL

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Find child care and pre-schools near you

PA Department of Human Services

Visit and enter your zip code and the age of the children who needs child care. You will get a list of the facilities and programs closest to you. Results include the Keystone STARS ratings.

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Keystone STARS

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Find out what is Keystone STARS and how finding a quality early learning program can help your child.

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A guide to choosing quality child care in Pennsylvania

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning

This resource includes a list of the type of child care programs available in Pennsylvania, a checklist of questions to ask yourself about what might work best for you, and information about how child care providers are certified by the state.

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How child care, day care and pre-school programs are regulated

PA Promise for Children

Learn about the different types of child care options and how each is regulated. 

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Child Care Checklist

Child Care Aware

A printable checklist with categories to learn about what you should look for and ask when you visit a Child Care Center. Available in both English and Spanish.

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Concerned about your child’s development?

Call Pennsylvania’s CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288 for information about your child’s development and connecting to Early Intervention services in Pennsylvania.

Call Child Care Works Helpline at 1-877-4-PA-KIDS (1-877-472-5437) for information about finding, paying for and other concerns related to child care.

Learn more about these Helplines