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A quality early learning program - in child care, Head Start, or preschool - will help prepare your child for success in school and in life.

Here are things to look for:

  • Is this person or program a safe place for children? Do they meet the necessary regulations? Have there been any complaints against them? Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare (DPW) regulates child care programs (family child care homes, group child care homes and child care centers) to make sure they meet minimum health and safety standards. Programs are required to post their certificate of registration or compliance, so if you don't see it, ask about it.
  • Does the child care or Head Start program participate in Keystone STARS? Programs in Keystone STARS earn a STAR 1 - STAR 4 rating by meeting quality standards. Count the Stars - the more STARS, the higher the quality.
  • Do teachers have training in early childhood education? Teachers in quality programs have education in child development, such as a Child Development Associate (CDA), Associate's or Bachelor's degree.
  • Does the program provide activities appropriate for your child's age and development? Teachers should observe your child's skill level and provide activities that will help your child grow.
  • Does the program keep families involved in their child's progress? Quality programs will talk with you about how your child is learning and suggest ways you can help your child learn at home.
  • Are the children happy and involved? Learning should be fun!

Count the STARS. The higher the STAR level, the higher the quality.

For more information and to find a Keystone STARS program near you, visit Compass or www.papromiseforchildren.com

 

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Announcement

Registered Dietician Consultant
Rate TBD

The Registered Dietician will review and make any necessary corrections, and/or provide suggestions, about all menus concerning all of the centers and home based projects currently in operation by the NTCAC Head Start program.  This process takes approximately one hour per month. Certification will be documented on forms provided by NTCAC Head Start and, along with changes and suggestions shall be returned to the Head Start Nutrition Specialist within fourteen days of their submission.

The Provider, in review of menus, will note the need for variety in meal types and make necessary changes/suggestions to ensure that ethnic and cultural preferences are considered and that meals will broaden children’s food experiences.

The Provider will offer expertise and assist as needed in the development of menu plans that will meet the needs of any child that requires a special diet to meet ethnic, religious, medical, or disabilities criteria.

The Provider agrees to conduct training with Head Start staff and parents on nutrition and nutrition related topics as deemed appropriate and/or necessary.
If interested, please send the following:

  • Current resume
  • 3 references with contact information
  • A Signed Cover Letter (introducing you and indicating application for the specific position posted) addressed to:

Mr. David Greene, Executive Director
Northern Tier Community Action Corporation
P.O. Box 389
135 West Fourth Street
Emporium, PA 15834

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135 West 4th St.   •   P.O. Box 389   •   Emporium, PA 15834

Phone: (814) 486-1161   •   Fax: (814) 486-0825

Equal Opportunity Employer

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