March 10, 2023

OCDEL Releases Updated Approved Listings for Curricula and Assessment Tools

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) recently released updated approved listings for Keystone STARS curricula and developmental assessment tools for use by STAR 3 and 4 programs..

These updates will become available for use on July 1.

Update Summary

Newly Approved Curricula for Infants/Toddlers

  • Learning Beyond Paper

  • Second Step

Newly Approved Curricula for Pre-K

  • Learning Beyond Paper

Newly Approved Assessments

  • None. OCDEL has not approved any new assessments.

Sunsetting Assessments for Infants/Toddlers

  • Curriculum Associates: BRIGANCE® Early Childhood Developmental Inventory (ECDI)

  • Curriculum Associates: BRIGANCE® Head Start Developmental Inventory (HSDI)

Please note: These previously approved assessments will sunset on June 30, and become inactive on July 1.

Learn More

Find a full list of currently approved curricula and assessments on the Pennsylvania Keys website.

Programs should refer to ELRC Announcement 22 #07-OCDEL-Approved Developmental Assessment and Curriculum Tools in Keystone STARS-FINAL for more information on expectations for using OCDEL approved tools in Keystone STARS.