The announcement provides information on the Keystone STARS designation process and protocols for fiscal year 2020-21 to all Licensed Child Care Facilities and other Early Childhood Education programs participating in Keystone STARS, Early Learning Resource Centers, and Office of Child Development and Early Learning program representatives. Virtual components have been added to the Keystone STARS designation process in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in ECE programs. In addition, the expectations for STARS paperwork renewals are explained through this policy communication.

Monday, Oct. 19 – Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 | Nationwide
Celebrate Bring PE to Your Family Week by gathering the whole family together for some active fun at home to help support a healthy lifestyle for everyone. Active Schools has partnered with the Online Physical Education Network to provide students with resources to inspire physical activity at home.

Deadline: October 30, 2020 | Funds: $20,000
The scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

National Civilian Community Corps

PSAYDN, together with the Afterschool Alliance and Mott Foundation, has been informed of an opportunity to utilize National Civilian Community Corps teams (through the Corporation for National and Community Service program) to support afterschool programs. NCCC teams are comprised of 8-10 young people who will be sent into the community for 6-8 weeks between October 2020 and March 2021, to lend their services to afterschool programs. NCCC members are classified as essential workers.

For more information and to voice interest in receiving one of these teams at your afterschool program, contact Winnie Black.

In this memorandum questions about meals and enrichment activities are answered for the following: School Reopening (NSLP/SBP), Meal Pattern and Potable Water, Child Care and Afterschool, and School Closure (SFSP/SSO).

A group of multi-ethnic students taking a selfie outside. They are dressed casually and having fun together in a group.

Use compassion and creativity to do acts of good from home. For every kind act shared with #DoGoodFromHome, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to organizations providing care to the children of COVID-19 essential workers, up to 25,000 toys and games.

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