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Pennsylvania & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in Pennsylvania?

Yes! Lillio Academy is an approved organization by Pennsylvania Key, Keystone STARS, and the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS). Lillio Academy’s PQAS approval number is 53934. PQAS is designed to ensure quality professional development and technical assistance is provided to early childhood and school‐age practitioners in Pennsylvania. Approved instructors are required to meet and maintain established qualifications, including educational achievements and professional development experience. Lillio Academy’s trainer approval number is 6845282. 

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

Sign up for Lillio Academy to complete your professional development hours at your convenience! You can work at your own pace from wherever you want. Once you complete a course, you can download your certificate. Your attendance will be included on your PD Learning Record in the PD Registry. Quality coaches and designators use this learning record in the Keystone STARS designation process. 

Pennsylvania Childcare Training Requirements:

Unless staff are actively enrolled in a CDA or academic program of study in Early Childhood Education or an equivalent degree, they are required to complete 12 hours of professional development every fiscal year to meet the Professional Development and Staff Qualifications Performance Standards of Keystone STARS. 

Required Topic Areas:

  • SQ 3.4.3 - Language development and academic achievement of children who are culturally and linguistically diverse

  • SQ 3.4.4 - Social and emotional development of children

  • SQ 3.4.5 - Positive interactions with children and families

  • SQ 3.4.6 - Curriculum selected and in use by the program

  • SQ 3.4.7 - Developmental screening toll selected and in use by the program

  • SQ 3.4.8 - Observation-based assessment of children’s development selected and in use by the program

  • SQ 3.4.9 - Special needs of young children 

Click here to learn more about the courses Lillio Academy offers covering required training topics! 

Can educators receive Act 48 credits with Lillio Academy?

Yes! All online courses offered by the Pennsylvania Key are Act 48 approved. Act 48 requires all Pennsylvania educators holding Pennsylvania public school certification to earn 180 hours of continuing professional education every five years to maintain active status. One credit equals 30 hours. At this time, all online courses offered by the Pennsylvania Key are Act 48 approved. All credits and hours must be related to an educator’s certification. Attendees may earn Act 48 hours towards their PA Professional I or II Certification. If you do not hold Pennsylvania public school certification, you do not need Act 48 credit.

Courses Pending Approval

  • None at this time.

Courses Not Approved

Currently, Pennsylvania Keys does not recognize this course within the state.

  • HA138 - Mandate Reporting

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules and regulations. Pennsylvania’s licensing guidelines can be found here.

Last Updated: June 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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