Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Oct. 26, 2020 ECE Recap

The Oct. 26, 2020 edition of the OCDEL ECE Recap is now available. Read it now!

Oct. 26, 2020 ECE Recap2020-10-26T07:44:11-04:00

Statewide Report Reflecting County-Level Needs

Wolf Administration Releases New Pennsylvania Statewide Report Reflecting County-Level Needs On Maternal, Child And Community Health Issues The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), a joint office between the departments of Education and Human Services, today released a new Family Support Needs Assessment covering needs and challenges experienced by families with young children and [...]

Statewide Report Reflecting County-Level Needs2020-10-22T15:16:58-04:00

Employment Opportunity

The Pennsylvania Key is seeking several Infant Toddler Coaching Consultants to work directly with the OCDEL Early Head Start- Child Care Partnership agencies to support infant/toddler staff in child care facilities through a coaching initiative designed to address the fundamental work around classroom environments, pedagogical perspectives, child-staff interactions and engagement of children in learning/activities. Coaches [...]

Employment Opportunity2020-10-19T10:09:17-04:00

Start Now to Meet Dec. 31 Deadline for FBI Background Checks

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has reminded those needing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history background checks as a condition of employment that the December 31 deadline to obtain this clearance is approaching and strongly encouraged anyone needing this clearance to start the process now. Earlier this year, Governor Wolf signed Act 18 [...]

Start Now to Meet Dec. 31 Deadline for FBI Background Checks2020-10-16T11:37:06-04:00

Yale University Releases COVID-19 and Child Care Study & Offers Free Webinar for Child Care Providers with Child Care America

In May 2020 and June 2020, more than 57,000 child care providers across the country provided the Yale School of Medicine the information needed to determine whether working in child care increases an individual's risk of COVID-19 or contribute to its spread. This peer-reviewed medical study will be published in January 2021 by Pediatrics, the [...]

Yale University Releases COVID-19 and Child Care Study & Offers Free Webinar for Child Care Providers with Child Care America2020-10-15T17:13:37-04:00

Ending Hunger: Food Resources for PA Kids

The Oct. 14, 2020 edition of The Impact from Pennsylvania Department of Human Services shares information about food resources for Pennsylvania children. Food is a necessary resource for all people, but children especially need access to healthy meals in order to grow and thrive. October 12-16 is National School Lunch Week. The National School Lunch Program [...]

Ending Hunger: Food Resources for PA Kids2020-10-15T08:46:41-04:00

DHS Seeks Candidates for Director, Bureau of Certification, OCDEL

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking candidates with experience in human services or social services program management for a senior-level role in the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). The position, Director, Bureau of Certification, OCDEL, directs the administration and oversight of Pennsylvania’s child care licensing services and regulatory administration. Please review [...]

DHS Seeks Candidates for Director, Bureau of Certification, OCDEL2020-10-13T11:17:06-04:00

Oct. 12 ECE Recap

The October 12 ECE Recap is now available! Find the most recent and important information from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

Oct. 12 ECE Recap2020-10-12T08:35:37-04:00

GIANT Provider Grant: Changing Children’s Lives Early Childhood Education Grant Opportunity

Pennsylvania families are currently impacted by changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many early childhood education providers have renewed commitments to serve families regardless of these shifts, leading to challenges associated with meeting these demands. The GIANT Company, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Key, a business partner of the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early [...]

GIANT Provider Grant: Changing Children’s Lives Early Childhood Education Grant Opportunity2020-10-08T08:50:42-04:00