The Office of Child Care (OCC) has announced the opening of the second public comment period for the FY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan. Available is the revised Plan Preprint, as well as a copy of the Federal Register announcement. As a reminder, the CCDF Plan is how states and territories apply for CCDF funding (658E [...]
Child care providers have reported delays in accessing login and password assistance or have not received an email notifying them of the need to login and complete the CARES Act Round 3 reporting survey. The Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC), OCDEL staff and Department of Human Services IT specialists have been working to respond to [...]
Find the most recent and important information from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) in the Dec. 14, 2020 edition of the ECE Recap.
On Dec. 9, 2020, an online portal--the DHS CARES Act Funding Tracking Tool--will launch for OCDEL providers to submit final costs of Act 24 of 2020 funding. The due date for submission of the required Final Report was extended to Dec. 31, 2020. DHS is requesting providers complete the COVID-19 Act 24 Cost Reporting Form in the web-based portal. Providers should keep all documentations related to [...]
The Pennsylvania Department of Health routinely communicates with stakeholders using a Health Alert Network, or HAN communication. Available is an Updated Quarantine Recommendations for Persons Exposed to COVID-19 HAN. The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) will be quickly working to update previously issued guidance documents to align with this HAN. They will be [...]
The Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, in partnership with Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning and the Pennsylvania Key, has released a new study on the Cost of Child Care in Pennsylvania. The economic cost of care in was estimated via the ingredients method using detailed site-level resource data [...]