August 16, 2022

Obsolete Certification Announcements for Child Care Providers Participating in Keystone STARS

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification Services have issued that several Announcements for certified child care providers participating in Keystone STARS have been sunset or rendered obsolete.


With the launch of the streamlined Keystone STARS designation system and the 2022 Keystone STARS Performance Standards, there are numerous policy announcements that are either sunset or obsolete.

The following policy announcement is sunset effective July 1, 2022:

  • ELRC Announcement 21 #05 Keystone STARS During COVID-19

The following policy announcements are obsolete due to the issuance of ELRC Announcement 22 #04 Keystone STARS Performance Standards and Program Manual on May 16, 2022:

  • ELRC Announcement 20 #12 Keystone STARS Performance Standards and Program Manual

  • ELRC Announcement 20 #14 Keystone STARS Designation for FY 2021

  • ELRC Announcement 20 #16 Internal Assessment Process (IAP) Guide

For details, read OCDEL’s full announcement.