New recording from OCDEL shares guidance for operating child cares COVID-19. For child care centers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkQHMphWKlU For family child care centers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=av8iUzDqNbo Get more info at www.pakeys.org/ece-coronavirus-resources, the section Guidance for Schools and Child Cares.
Register Now for the April 29, 2020, Webinar: Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open is the most current guidance as of April 21, 2020. The Bureau of Certification is recommending child care providers follow the CDC guidance to the best [...]
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 #07: Child Care Works Payment Modifications Due to Impacts related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Announcement provides additional information to child care programs participating in Child Care Works [...]
Updates from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, April 13, 2020 In efforts to provide up-to-date information during COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has updates for the early learning community. Get information on Operations for OCDEL and Partners, Clarification of Closure Notices and Child Care-Updated April [...]
Beginning April 2020, the Pennsylvania Key will administer reimbursement stipends for foreign degree evaluations on behalf of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). This stipend will cover any foreign transcripts that were processed through an evaluation service* between 7/1/2019 -6/30/2020 and will cover up to $150.00 per evaluation per individual. *Evaluation service [...]
OCDEL understands that many Family Child Care Home (FCCH) and Group Child Care Homes (GCCH) operating in a residence have continued to provide care to employees of life sustaining businesses during COVID-19. It has been brought to OCDEL's attention that in some communities, providers have been approached about providing documentation they are permitted to continue [...]