Monthly Archives: March 2020

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Clarification of Closure Notices and Child Care

OCDEL has received numerous requests for clarification around the daily update provided by Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine related to COVID-19. Press announcements are posted on the Governor's website. Daily briefings are generally held at 2 p.m. and can be streamed here. On March 19, 2020 the Governor announced the Closure of All Businesses That Are Not [...]

Clarification of Closure Notices and Child Care2020-03-25T14:10:04-04:00

Guidance for Child Care Providers Caring for Children of Essential Personnel During COVID-19

Your role in caring for children of essential personnel is critically important.  You are also essential to the health of children and families. Thank you for your contribution to help fight this pandemic. Here are some measures to take to protect children and yourselves. Be sure to watch for updates as new guidance develops. Daily [...]

Guidance for Child Care Providers Caring for Children of Essential Personnel During COVID-192020-03-25T11:39:03-04:00

 Announcement: ELRC-20#05 REVISED, Child Care Works Payment Modifications Due to Impacts related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has released Announcement: ELRC-20#05 REVISED, Child Care Works Payment Modifications Due to Impacts related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Announcement states: During this emergency period, child care providers are encountering complex challenges that exceed the scope of normal operations. DHS recognizes that providers may be faced with [...]

 Announcement: ELRC-20#05 REVISED, Child Care Works Payment Modifications Due to Impacts related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)2020-03-23T11:14:17-04:00

Updates from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning during COVID-19 

Updates from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning during COVID-19 COVID-19 is active in Pennsylvania, and operational guidance in response to COVID-19 is being updated regularly. In the most recent Special Announcement, OCDELS shares a few updates and clarify the waiver process for child care centers and group child care homes operating outside [...]

Updates from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning during COVID-19 2020-03-23T09:54:28-04:00

CDA Renewal Amnesty Program Extended

Due to recent events, the Council is extending the deadline for the CDA Renewal Amnesty Program to June 30. We hope this extension will help ease your concerns and allow you the additional time you need to take advantage of this opportunity. Please stay safe and continue to follow CDC recommendations. This program allows anyone [...]

CDA Renewal Amnesty Program Extended2020-03-20T09:45:18-04:00

Governor’s Communication 3/19/2020

Governor’s Communication: All Non-Life Sustaining Businesses in Pennsylvania to Close Physical Locations The Governor’s communication “ALL NON-LIFE-SUSTAINING BUSINESSES IN PENNSYLVANIA TO CLOSE PHYSICAL LOCATIONS AS OF 8 PM TODAY TO SLOW SPREAD OF COVID-19” does not apply to Child Care centers operating with a waiver, those who have submitted a wavier and Group and Family [...]

Governor’s Communication 3/19/20202020-03-19T20:08:38-04:00

NE PDO Kick Off Rescheduled

A Message from PDO @ PASSHE Dear ECE Community, We realize your time and focus is remaining healthy in your community.  As such, we are postponing our virtual Northeast PDO Kick-Off meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, 2020 from 1:00 -2:30pm. As you navigate through this difficult time for our families and our profession, please [...]

NE PDO Kick Off Rescheduled2020-03-18T13:28:51-04:00

Governor Wolf Orders Statewide Shutdown of Non-Essential Business

Governor Tom Wolf ordered a statewide shutdown of non-essential business to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 in Pennsylvania earlier today.  Under the Governor’s announcement, certified child care centers (3270) and group child care homes (3280) operating outside a residence shall cease operations effective midnight March 16, 2020 for a period of 14 days. The Governor’s [...]

Governor Wolf Orders Statewide Shutdown of Non-Essential Business2020-03-17T08:09:56-04:00

Governor Wolf Orders Statewide Shutdown of Non-Essential Business

Governor Tom Wolf ordered a statewide shutdown of non-essential business to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 in Pennsylvania on Monday, March 16, 2020.  Under the Governor’s announcement, certified child care centers (3270) and group child care homes (3280) operating outside a residence shall cease operations effective midnight March 16, 2020 for a period of 14 [...]

Governor Wolf Orders Statewide Shutdown of Non-Essential Business2020-03-17T07:47:00-04:00

OCDEL Releases Announcement: ELRC-20 #04

OCDEL Releases Announcement: ELRC-20 #04 Child Care Works Payment Modifications Due to Impacts related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has released the Announcement: ELRC-20 #04, Child Care Works Payment Modifications Due to Impacts related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Announcement provides additional information to child care programs [...]

OCDEL Releases Announcement: ELRC-20 #042020-03-16T09:42:50-04:00