Monthly Archives: September 2020

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DS Announcement 20 #02

DS Announcement 20 #02 COVID-19 Related Policies Announcements and Communications that are Sunset or Obsolete The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Bureau of Policy and Professional Development has released DS Announcement 20 #02: COVID-19 Related Policies Announcements and Communications that are Sunset or Obsolete. Numerous policy announcements and communications, related to [...]

DS Announcement 20 #022020-09-30T14:05:30-04:00

Announcement DS-03 Inclusion of All Children in Early Childhood Education Programs in Pennsylvania

Announcement DS-03: Inclusion of All Children in Early Childhood Education Programs in Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Bureau of Certificate Services, Bureau of Policy and Professional Development, Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports, and Bureau of Operations and Monitoring have released the Announcement DS-03, Inclusion of All Children [...]

Announcement DS-03 Inclusion of All Children in Early Childhood Education Programs in Pennsylvania2020-09-30T07:29:38-04:00

Share your Information in the September OCDEL Provider Survey

Did you know: 1,400+ early childhood education providers shared info in the June survey 1,200+ early childhood education providers shared info in the July survey 1,100+ early childhood education providers shared info in the August survey The 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had significant impacts on the child care provider community beginning in March 2020. The Office of [...]

Share your Information in the September OCDEL Provider Survey2020-09-29T09:20:10-04:00

COVID Alert PA App Now Available

Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Health released the COVID Alert PA exposure notification application. It is now live in the Google and Apple stores, and you can download it for free at: Google Play Store Apple App Store COVID Alert PA is a free mobile app using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and the Exposure Notification System developed [...]

COVID Alert PA App Now Available2020-09-29T09:19:15-04:00

Announcement C-20-12 Interim Guidance for Certified Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Certification, has released the Announcement C-20-12, Interim Guidance for Certified Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. This guidance covers policies and procedures providers should implement during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides certified child care facilities with guidance on how to handle a [...]

Announcement C-20-12 Interim Guidance for Certified Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic2020-09-29T09:18:31-04:00

OCDEL ECE Recap

Did you miss news or information sent the last two weeks? Welcome to the initial edition of the ECE Recap where you can find a recap of the last two week's early childhood education information from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). Click here to read the OCDEL ECE Recap.

OCDEL ECE Recap2020-09-14T08:27:02-04:00

Announcement 20 #15

Announcement 20 #15, Changes to Policy Regarding Parents/Caretakers Caring for Their Own Children in a Child Care Setting During the COVID-19 Pandemic The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Policy and Professional Development, has released Announcement 20 #15, Changes to Policy Regarding Parents/Caretakers Caring for Their Own Children in a Child [...]

Announcement 20 #152020-09-15T09:15:17-04:00

Letter of Intent – Request for Application FY 2020-2021 Early Head Start or Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Expansion

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the Pennsylvania Key (PA Key) are seeking applications for partnership in the provision of Early Head Start (EHS) and/or Early Head Start Child Care Partnership (EHSCCP) services. The Office of Head Start has made available opportunities for expansion for both EHS and EHSCCP, application [...]

Letter of Intent – Request for Application FY 2020-2021 Early Head Start or Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Expansion2020-09-04T08:31:49-04:00

September Edition of the PA Early Ed News

The September edition of the PA Early Ed News shares a video message from OCDEL's Deputy Secretary, Tracey Campanini,  information about the Keystone STARS Performance Standards, OCDEL Provider Survey and more.

September Edition of the PA Early Ed News2020-09-02T07:45:50-04:00

Announcement: ELRC-20 #14, Keystone STARS Designation Process for FY 20-21

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has released the Announcement: ELRC-20 #14, Keystone STARS Designation Process for FY 20-21. This Announcement provides information to child care programs regarding the processes for Keystone STARS Designations for the 20/21 FY. Virtual components have been added to the Keystone STARS designation process in order to [...]

Announcement: ELRC-20 #14, Keystone STARS Designation Process for FY 20-212020-09-01T12:37:55-04:00