Professional Development

Demonstration Sites for Inclusive Child Care & Arts Integration

We offer professional development opportunities through demonstration visits at Reibman Hall Children's Center. This Keystone STARS four-star facility is accredited by NAEYC and The Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools. Here, you can observe best practices in action as teachers utilize strategies and techniques central to Art as a Way of Learning® and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Credit and Noncredit Courses and Workshops

  • For Credentialed Directors
    "Your Personal Best - A Leadership Experience" is the first in a series of programs designed to enhance understanding of best practices.
  • For Keystone Stars Sites
    • Strategic Planning
    • Budgeting and Your Business Plan
    • Risk Management Plans
    • Budgeting for Small Centers
    • Budgeting for Home-Based Child Care
    • Transitions
    • ERS Refreshers

For programs participating in Keystone STARS. For more information, check the Professional Development Calendar on the PA Keys to Quality Intranet at

Healthcare Education & Safety

  • Early childhood Health and Safety
  • AHA Pediatric First Aid for Child Care Practitioners
  • Heartsaver CPR - Pediatric (infants and children)
  • ECELS - Managing Illness
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Playground Safety
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Requirements

For more information, call 610.332.6541, or email specific questions.

Accreditation Support

NCC has a long history of successfully supporting programs through accreditation processes.

  • Accreditation Study Groups - for programs currently accredited and working to meet new standards, and for programs interested in becoming accredited.
  • Accreditation Mock On-Site Assessment Visits - can make practitioners more comfortable with the process, and identify ongoing quality improvements that you can make to meet the standards.
  • Accreditation Resources
    • Program and Classroom Portfolio Labels - templates for printing accreditation standard labels
    • NAEYC Accreditation Plan Template - used to track your progress


Customized, individual, on-site consultation and resources to help you meet Keystone STARS Standards.

Individual and Small Group Consultation

Available on a wide range of topics, including practically any aspect of early childhood and school-age program operations. For more information, call 610.332.6541, or email specific questions.

  • Leadership - Mission, Vision and Values; Motivating Staff, Advisory Groups, Family and Community Involvement, Accreditation, Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Management - Strategic, Risk Management, and Business Planning, Human Resource Management, Finances
  • Learning Environments, Curriculum and Program - Arts Integration, Promoting Literacy through the Arts, Inclusive Practices, Environmental Rating Scales, Early Learning Standards, Observation and Assessment

Learning Communities of Practice

NCC can provide opportunities for colleagues with similar goals or dilemmas to engage in shared inquiry and learning. As a community of people with diverse expertise, they can create a shared knowledge to solve problems. For more information, call 610.332.6541 or email specific questions.

Shadow of the Samurai - Satori - May 2017 Workshop and Performance