Yearly Archives: 2020

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Public Comment Period Now Open for FY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan

The Office of Child Care (OCC) has announced the opening of the second public comment period for the FY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan. Available is the revised Plan Preprint, as well as a copy of the Federal Register announcement. As a reminder, the CCDF Plan is how states and territories apply for CCDF funding (658E [...]

Public Comment Period Now Open for FY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan2020-12-18T12:07:02-05:00

DHS CARES Act-Round 3 Final Reporting Update

Child care providers have reported delays in accessing login and password assistance or have not received an email notifying them of the need to login and complete the CARES Act Round 3 reporting survey. The Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC), OCDEL staff and Department of Human Services IT specialists have been working to respond to [...]

DHS CARES Act-Round 3 Final Reporting Update2020-12-18T07:36:28-05:00

New Online Portal Launching on December 9 to Report COVID-19 Act 24 Funds

On Dec. 9, 2020, an online portal--the DHS CARES Act Funding Tracking Tool--will launch for OCDEL providers to submit final costs of Act 24 of 2020 funding. The due date for submission of the required Final Report was extended to Dec. 31, 2020. DHS is requesting providers complete the COVID-19 Act 24 Cost Reporting Form in the web-based portal.  Providers should keep all documentations related to [...]

New Online Portal Launching on December 9 to Report COVID-19 Act 24 Funds2020-12-08T16:08:39-05:00

Updated Quarantine Recommendations for Persons Exposed to COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Department of Health routinely communicates with stakeholders using a Health Alert Network, or HAN communication. Available is an Updated Quarantine Recommendations for Persons Exposed to COVID-19 HAN. The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) will be quickly working to update previously issued guidance documents to align with this HAN. They [...]

Updated Quarantine Recommendations for Persons Exposed to COVID-192021-11-12T10:46:44-05:00

The Cost of Child Care in Pennsylvania

The Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, in partnership with Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning and the Pennsylvania Key, has released a new study on the Cost of Child Care in Pennsylvania. The economic cost of care in was estimated via the ingredients method using detailed site-level resource data [...]

The Cost of Child Care in Pennsylvania2020-12-02T15:08:41-05:00

2020 Child Care Regulation Changes Training for Child Care Providers and Q&A Sessions

2020 Child Care Regulation Changes Training for Child Care Providers and Question and Answer (Q&A) Sessions The Child Care Facility Regulations were approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) on Oct. 15, 2020, and will take effect Dec. 13, 2020. Over the past two years, OCDEL has released these changes as policy updates to align [...]

2020 Child Care Regulation Changes Training for Child Care Providers and Q&A Sessions2020-11-25T10:33:08-05:00

Reopening of Certified Child Care Facilities Temporarily or Permanently Closed Due to COVID-19

Announcement C-20-13: Reopening of Certified Child Care Facilities Temporarily or Permanently Closed Due to COVID-19 The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Certification Services, has released Announcement C-20-13, Reopening of Certified Child Care Facilities Temporarily or Permanently Closed Due to COVID-19. The Announcement provides protocols on the reopening of certified [...]

Reopening of Certified Child Care Facilities Temporarily or Permanently Closed Due to COVID-192021-11-12T10:48:14-05:00

Announcement 20 #17 Child Care Works Payment During the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency

Announcement 20 #17 Child Care Works Payment During the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (Nov. 20, 2020) The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Policy and Professional Development, has released the Announcement 20 #17 Child Care Works Payment During the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency. The Announcement provides information to child care programs [...]

Announcement 20 #17 Child Care Works Payment During the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency2022-02-10T20:40:24-05:00

Public Comment Period Opens for Proposed Changes to the Subsidized Child Care Eligibility Regulations

Attention Families, Early Childhood Education Providers and Stakeholders: Proposed Changes to Regulations - Subsidized Child Care Eligibility Public Comment Period Opens for Proposed Changes to the Subsidized Child Care Eligibility Regulations Changes to the current subsidized child care eligibility regulations are being proposed that may impact families, children, and early childhood education providers, including, but not limited to, the [...]

Public Comment Period Opens for Proposed Changes to the Subsidized Child Care Eligibility Regulations2020-11-17T12:42:27-05:00

Nov. 9 ECE Recap

Did you miss the highlights of recent early childhood education news? Get the updates in the November 9 edition of OCDEL's ECE Recap.

Nov. 9 ECE Recap2020-11-09T08:04:05-05:00