New Staff Orientation

All new staff who work in child care centers or group homes that participate in Keystone STARS are required to complete 15 hours of new staff orientation professional development.

The options for completing this mandated professional development in Pennsylvania are:

New professionals working with preschoolers

Complete “New Staff Orientation – Get Started” (8 hrs.) plus “New Staff Orientation – Working with Preschoolers” (7 hrs.) to meet the Pennsylvania requirement for fifteen hours of orientation for new staff professionals who work with preschoolers.

New professionals working with infants and toddlers

Complete “New Staff Orientation – Get Started” (8 hrs.) plus “New Staff Orientation – Working with Infants and Toddlers” (7 hrs.) to meet the Pennsylvania requirement for fifteen hours of orientation for new staff working with infants and toddlers.

New professionals working with school-age youth

Complete “New Staff Orientation – Get Started” (8 hrs.) plus “New Staff Orientation – Working with School-Age Youth” (7hrs.) to meet the Pennsylvania requirement for fifteen hours of professional development for new staff.

The cost for new staff orientation is $5.00 per module for learners in Pennsylvania.

Need to update current staff?

The New Staff Orientation modules are available for completion as a refresher.

  • “New Staff Orientation – Get Started” (8-hour module for staff working with children of all ages)
  • “New Staff Orientation – Working with Infants and Toddlers”  (7-hour module for staff working with infants and toddlers)
  • “New Staff Orientation – Working with Preschoolers”  (7-hour module for staff working with preschoolers)

The New Staff Orientation Director’s Guide contains support resources, including a list of all the resource handouts that new staff must complete in each New Staff Orientation module.

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