ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS 2017-09-01T14:55:57+00:00

Deadline Approaching to Submit Comments for CCDF Grant Draft State Plan

Deadline May 26, 2018 Those wanting to submit comments pertaining to Pennsylvania’s Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Grant Draft State Plan should do so by the May 26, 2018 deadline. The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program provides resources to state, territory, and tribal grantees that enable low-income parents to work or pursue education […]

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Keystone STARS Providers Invited to Share Their Experiences With STARS

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) invites Keystone STARS early learning providers to take a brief survey and share feedback on their experience of the pilot year of the new Keystone STARS. The results from the survey will be part of a formal evaluation report issued in late summer 2018. All […]

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Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week

During National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, 2018, families throughout Pennsylvania are sharing stories of the impact teachers make in the lives of children. OCDEL Deputy Secretary, Suzann Morris, has a few words she would like to share with early learning teachers! Visit the PA’s Promise for Children website to read the thank yous shared […]

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May PA Early Ed News now available

Early Learning Resource Centers, Child Care and Development Fund, Infographics and more. There’s a lot of information in May edition of the PA Early Ed News!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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