Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Pennsylvania’s State Plan for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)

The Department of Education and Department of Human Services Office of Child Development and Early Learning is pleased to announce the public hearing for the draft Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF),  a funding portion of Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG).  The Child Care Development Block Grant is one of the primary federal funding sources [...]

Pennsylvania’s State Plan for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)2018-06-05T09:41:34+00:00

Wolf Administration Announces Selection for New Regional Centers to Support Child Care Services

Harrisburg, PA - Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) announced the selection of regional Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs), created to improve the quality of and access to early learning services in the state and help families identify the best child care options that meet the [...]

Wolf Administration Announces Selection for New Regional Centers to Support Child Care Services2018-04-27T10:48:55+00:00

FY 2018-19 PA Pre-K Counts Letters of Intent Listing

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is releasing a listing by county of lead agencies who have submitted valid Letters of Intent (LOI) to apply for the 2018 Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Request for Applications. The goal of the list is to assist agencies in creating relationships with other agencies who may have interest [...]

FY 2018-19 PA Pre-K Counts Letters of Intent Listing2018-04-23T10:13:31+00:00

EXTENDED DEADLINE AND UPDATED APPLICATION: OCDEL Conference Fund Request

On behalf of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, the PA Key will accept applications for funds to support large-scale professional development events and conferences at the state and regional level for fiscal year 2018-19. Please note the following changes have been made to this process: The deadline for applications has been extended [...]

EXTENDED DEADLINE AND UPDATED APPLICATION: OCDEL Conference Fund Request2018-04-17T14:55:35+00:00

OCDEL Announcement RE: CCDF State Plan

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has been hard at work developing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), a funding portion of Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) State Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2019-2021. OCDEL would like to announce that three public hearings have been scheduled. These hearings provide [...]

OCDEL Announcement RE: CCDF State Plan2018-05-01T10:14:51+00:00

OCDEL Conference Fund Request

On behalf of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, the PA Key will accept applications for funds to support large-scale professional development events and conferences at the state and regional level for fiscal year 2018-19. Events must be focused on improving the skill, knowledge, and network of the early childhood education community. Applications [...]

OCDEL Conference Fund Request2018-04-17T14:31:13+00:00

Wolf Administration Celebrates Individuals with Autism

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined community members on April 10, 2018 at a monthly meeting of Spectrum Friends, a support group of local adults with autism, to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. Group members shared personal stories and learned about DHS’ supports and services offered to individuals with disabilities and their [...]

Wolf Administration Celebrates Individuals with Autism2018-05-03T08:53:25+00:00

What’s Going on with ELRCs?

In the March edition of the PA Early Education News (EEN), OCDEL announced the Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs). There is a lot of interest from child care providers and other early learning stakeholders on the implementation of this project. OCDEL is eagerly waiting final approval to make the announcement of who the selected agencies [...]

What’s Going on with ELRCs?2018-04-04T11:43:04+00:00