Monthly Archives: May 2018

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 [...]

Deadline Approaching to Submit Comments for CCDF Grant Draft State Plan2018-05-21T09:21:59-04:00

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 [...]

Keystone STARS Providers Invited to Share Their Experiences With STARS2018-05-17T07:51:12-04:00

Beacon Daycare

Lisa Ross, Keystone STARS Quality Coach for the Northwest Regional Key shares her experience working with Beacon Day Care in Indiana PA. In the nearly three years I have been working with Beacon Day Care, I have seen them make AMAZING progress and most recently they are the first provider I have had choose to [...]

Beacon Daycare2018-05-07T11:54:01-04:00

Candy’s Kids Learning Academy

We're celebrating Candy’s Kids Learning Academy in Philadelphia. This program was impacted by a shooting in April 2018. An individual was shot and killed near the building and the children were in circle time when the police arrived with firearms and the facility had to lock down. Many of the families and staff are already [...]

Candy’s Kids Learning Academy2018-05-07T11:40:05-04:00

Young Scholars Daycare Center

We're celebrating Young Scholars Daycare Center in Philadelphia. Young Scholars Daycare Center was accepted into PHLpreK in Jan 2017 as a growth provider and committed to movement higher STAR levels. They have been working with Quality Coach, Urban Affairs Coalition, TA, and multiple partners to make meaningful CQI progress since then and recently made STAR 4 [...]

Young Scholars Daycare Center2018-05-07T11:37:57-04:00

Chinatown Learning Center

We're celebrating Chinatown Learning Center (STAR 4)  in Philadelphia who marks their 25th year of service! Chinatown Learning Center is a bilingual preschool and pre-kindergarten program in the heart of Philadelphia’s Chinatown community. CLC’s program focuses on teaching children of immigrant families in the Asian-American community where English is a Second language. CLC provides a dual language [...]

Chinatown Learning Center2018-05-07T11:08:02-04:00

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 [...]

Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week2018-05-04T11:16:43-04:00

Family Provider: Kris LeBeau, Owner of The Art of Play Early Learning Academy

We're celebrating the accomplishments of Family Provider: Kris LeBeau, owner of The Art of Play Early Learning Academy in Cumberland County. This has been an extremely busy year for Kris.  In addition to moving to STAR 4 and providing quality care to the children and community she serves: For the past six years, Kris has been [...]

Family Provider: Kris LeBeau, Owner of The Art of Play Early Learning Academy2018-05-03T09:27:26-04:00

Family Provider: Cheryce Sullivan, Owner of Noah’s Ark Christian Learning

We're celebrating the accomplishments of Family Provider, Cheryce Sullivan, Owner of Noah’s Ark Christian Learning in Cumberland County! Cheryce opened her family childcare home in 2016.  She has a nursing background, working in a local medical facility but was laid off.  She then worked at a friend’s childcare center for four years and found her new [...]

Family Provider: Cheryce Sullivan, Owner of Noah’s Ark Christian Learning2018-05-03T09:23:53-04:00

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!

May PA Early Ed News now available2018-05-02T14:26:36-04:00