Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Wolf Administration Awarded Grant to Improve Outcomes and Financial Sustainability in Early Childhood Programs

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announced it was awarded a grant for early childhood programs to increase their financial sustainability and demonstrate strong child outcomes. The Heinz Endowments awarded $300,000 over two years to DHS, in partnership with Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11, to pilot regional shared-service alliances to support improving high-quality early [...]

Wolf Administration Awarded Grant to Improve Outcomes and Financial Sustainability in Early Childhood Programs 2018-01-29T14:04:53+00:00

Governor Wolf Announces Grant to Support Quality Early Learning Professionals

Governor Tom Wolf recently announced a $1.4 million grant to increase the quality of Pennsylvania's early childhood learning professional workforce. The Higher Education, Early Child Care, and Community-based Partnership Working to Implement Innovative and Sustained Pathways grant will enable greater access for early childhood education staff to participate in and complete a credit-bearing Child Development [...]

Governor Wolf Announces Grant to Support Quality Early Learning Professionals 2018-01-05T14:18:01+00:00

Increasing Base Payment Rates for STAR 3 and STAR 4 Providers

As part of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning's (OCDEL) continuing efforts to support high quality child care, OCDEL will increase the subsidy base rates that are below the Maximum Child Care Allowance (MCCA) for STAR 3 and STAR 4 child care providers. Effective January, 1, 2018, all STAR 3 and STAR 4 [...]

Increasing Base Payment Rates for STAR 3 and STAR 4 Providers 2018-01-05T14:19:24+00:00

OCDEL Kicks Off 14 Week Campaign

On January 1, the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) kicked off the We Are Pennsylvania Early Care and Education campaign. During this 14-week campaign, visitors will be able to meet some of the faces of staff who work with families, early learning programs, and community partners to ensure that families have access to safe and supportive [...]

OCDEL Kicks Off 14 Week Campaign 2018-01-05T14:15:48+00:00