Due to bidders' conferences being rescheduled during inclement weather, the deadline for the Letter of Intent has been moved to April 6. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is seeking applicants for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides children with the opportunity to experience a high-quality pre-kindergarten program. The program standards ensure a high [...]
Please note: Due to inclement weather, the Southwest Region Bidder's Conference will be postponed. The conference will now be held March 28 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8. Due to this change, the deadline for the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts required letter of intent has been extended until April 6 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]