The Oct. 26, 2020 edition of the OCDEL ECE Recap is now available. Read it now!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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).
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 [...]
The October 2020 edition of the PA Early Ed News is now available. Click here to read the October 2020 Edition of the PA Early Ed News
Announcement C-20-09-Revised, Emergency Temporary Relocation of Facility due to the Governor Issuing a Declaration of Disaster – Specific to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Revision The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Bureau of Certification has released the Announcement C-20-09-Revised, Emergency Temporary Relocation of Facility due to the Governor Issuing a Declaration of Disaster [...]