October 25, 2019

What’s It Really Worth? How to Run a Profitable Child Care Business

In this professional development course, participants will learn the basic principles of operating the business of a child care program. Strategies to maximize profits and minimize expenses, public funding sources, and STARS participation effects will be highlighted. This session is intended for program directors of centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes.

    • Course Timeline: November 11 – December 9, 2019
    • CKC: D8.4 C2, D8.2 C3, D8.7
    • Keystone STARS Alignment: LM. 2.1 / CDA:5 and 6

Four professional development hours available after completion. Limited spaces are available.


For more information on how to register, contact Jasmine Davis at 412.567.3933 or

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May 13, 2019

Lunch & Learn: Sensory Learning & the Autism Spectrum

Join Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center, Seneca Valley School District, and Remake Learning to discuss the importance of sensory learning for youth on the autism spectrum, benefits of this learning, and the parent resources that are available.


Educators, administrators, community organization leaders, and parents are highly encouraged to attend and take part in this important conversation surrounding differently-abled youth in the region. Lunch will be served. More details and accessibility will be noted in an email closer to the event.

For any dietary restrictions or requests, email Allie at The deadline for restriction requests is June 19, 2019.


This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit the event webpage.

For questions about the event or accessibility, email Allie at


November 12, 2018

PSAYDN Annual Partners’ Retreat

Focusing on policy development, coordination of quality initiatives, and sustainability, the PSAYDN Annual Partners’ Retreat provides professional development opportunities for OST professionals, school administrators, teachers, nonprofits, policymakers, and more. Register here to attend.

PSAYDN Retreat and PENN SACCA Conference

For the first time, the PSAYDN Retreat and PENN SACCA Conference will run consecutively to provide additional opportunities for OST advocates and professionals to receive professional development and participate in networking activities.

National and State Experts Will Discuss:

  • STEM and Advocacy
  • Career Pathways
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Behavioral Development
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Sustainability and Partnerships
  • Leadership Development

Act 48 credits available.


June 11, 2018

Pilot Begins for Professional Development Verification Program

The PA Key and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Certification are partnering to pilot verifying professional development currently coordinated by the Registry and are choosing several programs to test this process beginning July 1, 2018.

To ensure one’s PD Registry profile is ready for the DHS Certification, the following steps should be taken:

  • Directors/Administrators: Create an organization profile. If you already have an active profile, it will appear and allow you to update any information.
  • Login and complete your profile. Your profile is a representation of your professional career. You can add your education and past work history.
  • Add your employment. To add your employment, click the “Employment” tab on the top navigation bar. Your director will verify that you are employed by your current center.
  • Locate your Professional Development Learning Record. Certificates are a thing of the past in the new PD Registry. Your Professional Development Learning Record will replace individual certificates and serves as one place for all your completed professional development to live.

For tip sheets, visit the PA Key website.