Quality early learning is crucial to our children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development. The benefits that children and families experience from quality early learning opportunities extend to all of our communities, making it possible for parents to work and build a stable family structure for their children. In addition, by increasing our children’s success in school and in life we will create a stronger workforce and tax base.
Programs that increase access to quality early learning, such as those administered by Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and its partners, are a vital part of Pennsylvania’s overall goal to make the commonwealth an attractive place to live and work.
We encourage you to explore the links to the left to learn more about the many early learning programs available to Pennsylvania’s youngest citizens.