Monthly Archives: April 2019

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PA Early Learning Providers Invited to Participate with Cost of Care Study

A statewide study is currently underway to examine the true cost of providing child care in Pennsylvania. Family, group, and center-based licensed providers have an opportunity to support this important project, led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) in partnership with Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). [...]

PA Early Learning Providers Invited to Participate with Cost of Care Study2019-04-25T08:06:05-04:00

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 [...]

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Request for Applications Announced-Action Required2019-04-23T12:02:49-04:00

Recruitment for OCDEL Deputy Secretary

The Department of Human Services is recruiting for a Deputy Secretary for the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). DHS is looking for a charismatic person with strong leadership skills who will be responsible for the oversight, development and implementation of the Commonwealth's early childhood programs focusing on child development and early learning [...]

Recruitment for OCDEL Deputy Secretary2019-04-16T09:59:28-04:00

Important Change to Rising STARS Tuition Assistance Program Beginning July 1, 2019

In an effort to prioritize limited funds, The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) will be revising eligibility requirements for the Rising STARS Tuition Assistance program. Rising STARS (administered by The Pennsylvania Key) helps cover a portion of tuition costs for early learning professionals. Beginning July 1, 2019, master level degrees will no [...]

Important Change to Rising STARS Tuition Assistance Program Beginning July 1, 20192019-04-12T11:16:00-04:00

P-3 Governor’s Institute Invitation to Apply

The Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Child Development and Early Learning is pleased to announce the 2019 Prenatal to Grade 3 (P-3) Governor’s Institute: P-3 Collaboration - Working Together for Student Success. The purpose of Pennsylvania’s P-3 Governor’s Institute is to help school districts, early learning providers, and community organizations throughout the commonwealth make [...]

P-3 Governor’s Institute Invitation to Apply2019-04-02T10:53:39-04:00