Monthly Archives: July 2018

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The Renewal Inspection Process: What to Expect

All certified child care providers in Pennsylvania are subject to an annual inspection of the facility.  A certification representative with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning will conduct a renewal inspection of the facility at least once every 12 months. Upon completion of the inspection, the provider will be notified of the Department’s [...]

The Renewal Inspection Process: What to Expect2018-07-19T15:08:06-04:00

PA Pre-K Counts and HSSAP Grantees Announced

Expanding access to high-quality, early childhood education is a proven investment and priority for the Wolf administration. Governor Tom Wolf recently announced more Pennsylvania families will have access to high-quality early learning programs, with approximately 2,125 new slots in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and 490 new slots in the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP) being [...]

PA Pre-K Counts and HSSAP Grantees Announced2022-04-05T12:56:30-04:00

Pilot to Support Contracted Slots for Infants and Toddlers in Child Care

Beginning September 2018, OCDEL will use $2 million of the increased Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funding to pilot contracting for slots for infants and toddlers participating in Child Care Works (CCW). OCDEL will leverage the PA Pre-K Counts model to pilot contracting with STAR 3 and STAR 4 programs to serve infants [...]

Pilot to Support Contracted Slots for Infants and Toddlers in Child Care2018-07-18T08:10:46-04:00

Child Care Reimbursement Rates Increased and Rate Freeze Lifted!

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has announced that effective August 1, 2018, the Child Care Works (CCW) program will both lift the base rate freeze for STAR 1 and STAR 2 providers, as well as, apply a general Maximum Child Care Allowance (MCCA) base rate increase of 2.5% across all [...]

Child Care Reimbursement Rates Increased and Rate Freeze Lifted!2018-07-18T08:10:18-04:00

You, Me, and the ECERS-3: The Three Hour Observation

By Bobbi Philson It was exciting and thought-provoking to talk ECERS-3 with almost 75 ECE professionals at the 2017 ECE Summit. We heard from some of the group that they would like more information about the 3-hour observation-only approach of the ECERS-3, so we’ll tackle it in a series of blog posts. The ECERS [...]

You, Me, and the ECERS-3: The Three Hour Observation2021-11-24T05:38:07-05:00

PA Kiwanis To Host A Bridge to School Success Breakfast

PA Kiwanis To Host A Bridge to School Success Breakfast Long-time early learning partners, PA Kiwanis, will host the Early Childhood Education: A Bridge to School Success breakfast on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 8 am to 10:30 am at the Doubletree Hotel in Greentree. Enjoy breakfast and learn new techniques and ideas for expanding [...]

PA Kiwanis To Host A Bridge to School Success Breakfast2022-06-17T22:54:03-04:00

New Solicitation eAlert for RFP 07-18 – Early Learning Resource Center in Region 18

Human Services has posted the following Solicitation RFP 07-18 for Pennsylvania receives funding through the Child Care and Development and Block Grant (“CCDBG”) to support low-income working families’ access to high-quality child care. The work to support the CCDBG grant is currently performed in Region 18 (Philadelphia) by two types of OCDEL business partners, the [...]

New Solicitation eAlert for RFP 07-18 – Early Learning Resource Center in Region 182018-07-03T13:37:30-04:00