The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The Pennsylvania Key coordinates the CDA Assessment Fee Voucher Program, which supplies payment for the CDA Assessment Fee that is required to complete the [...]
Beginning in 2019, the Pennsylvania Treasury Department is investing $100 for every baby born or adopted to be used for the baby’s future higher education expenses through the new program, Keystone Scholars. To encourage families to plan early for their child’s future education, Keystone Scholars will provide $100 to all babies born or adopted in [...]
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the PA Pre-K Counts Request for Applications (RFA) is now available on the PA Keys website.
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) supports the degree attainment for early childhood educators through two scholarship programs in Pennsylvania, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhoodâ PENNSYLVANIA and Rising STARS Tuition Assistance (RSTA). In order to maximize Federal and State funding and streamline the scholarship options in PA, the requirements for eligibility under each program [...]
The application deadline for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Child Development and Early Learning's 2019 Prenatal to Grade 3 (P-3) Governor’s Institute: P-3 Collaboration - Working Together for Student Success has been extended to May 9! The P-3 Governor’s Institute can help school districts, early learning providers, and community organizations throughout the commonwealth [...]
The Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports, is offering funds through a Request for Applications (RFA) to implement or continue Family Center (FC) programs that include evidence-based home visiting services and an approved fatherhood program. This Project combines the Commonwealth’s existing FC and [...]