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

Request for Proposals Being Accepted for Shared Services Pilot

RFP Deadline April 13 The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit (TIU), on behalf of the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), has issued a Request for Proposals for a new Shared Services Pilot. With funding from The Heinz Endowments, the goal of the initiative is to build both pedagogical and business capacity in early […]

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LAEYC Invites Submission of Proposals to Present at Fall Conference

Submission deadline April 6. The Lancaster Chapter of PennAEYC invites submission of proposals to present at the annual fall conference to be held September 29, 2018 in Lancaster, PA. Presenters should consider a topic that addresses current issues, trends and initiatives, and/or research based effective practices in early childhood education. Attendees represent a wide array […]

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Change of Northeast PKC Bidders Conference

The PA Pre-K Counts Bidders Conference for the Northeast has been changed to March 22 due to anticipated inclement weather. For additional details, please visit the PA Pre-K Counts webpage.

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Early Learning Professionals Invited to Take Inclusion, Suspension & Expulsion Survey: Deadline March 21

A new survey from OCDEL is gathering information to determine how OCDEL is meeting professional development needs when it comes to the suspension and expulsion policy. Those who play a role in child care or pre-k should complete the survey, including those who have received the guidance documents, and/or received the initial policy announcement and […]

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Rapid Response Team Meets Immediate Needs of Children in York & Adams Counties

Professionals in York and Adams counties have been working for years on a collaborative response to assist child care with behavior concerns and possible expulsion or suspension of young children. They began seven years ago with a program entitled SPEC, Supporting Positive Environments for Children. This model provides ongoing coaching support to early childhood programs […]

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New Suspension & Expulsion Webinar Helps Early Learning Programs Develop Policies

Watch Relationships Matter: Reducing Suspension and Expulsion in Early Learning, a recorded webinar featuring OCDEL Deputy Secretary Suzann Morris. This 25 minute, self-paced video is designed to assist programs as they develop their own policies surrounding expulsion and suspension of children. For more resources on Suspension and Expulsion, please visit the PA Key website.

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PA Pre-K Counts Pre-Application Recorded Webinar Now Available

An asynchronous pre-application webinar is now available under Quick Links section on the PA Pre-K Counts, How to Apply page. This webinar is designed to assist interested applicants in the completion of the application. The webinar includes information on the application process and program requirements.

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Wolf Administration Visits Evidence-Based Home Visiting Provider

Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Acting Secretary Teresa Miller recently visited Columbia County Family Center, part of the Pennsylvania Family Center network, to observe its evidence-based home visiting program. The center in Bloomsburg provides early childhood and prenatal home visiting to ensure families have the support and services they need to provide a holistic and […]

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Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Request for Applications Announced Action Required

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is seeking applicants for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts was enacted into law by Act 45 of 2007 (and amended in 2008 and 2010) amending the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P.S. §§ 15- 1511-D—15-1516-D). Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides children with the opportunity to experience a high […]

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OCDEL Deputy Secretary Shares Proposed PA Early Learning Budget

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Deputy Secretary, Suzann Morris, shares information about Governor Wolf’s proposed 2018-19 budget. Hear what she has to say about the impact this proposed budget has for families and early learning programs throughout Pennsylvania. Click here to listen to the recording.

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