Yearly Archives: 2021

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Becoming Trauma Informed Series: PDII

Dates: 3/3/22, 3/31/22, 4/14/22, 5/5/22, 5/19/22, & 6/2/22    Time: 12:30-3:30 pm      Location: Virtually   Participants must be able to attend ALL six sessions. PDII Participants will learn how to deliver the Becoming Trauma Informed Series from the Health Federation which includes the following: Module 1: Becoming Trauma Informed Module 2: Becoming Trauma Informed-Practice Skills Module [...]

Becoming Trauma Informed Series: PDII2021-12-21T10:36:00-05:00

Early Childhood Education Credentials Consultant Request for Applications

Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) through its partnership with the Pennsylvania Key (PA Key) is seeking to contract with an individual to develop two, system-supported Early Childhood Education Credentials. This work will add two additional, system-supported options for child care staff to Pennsylvania’s Career Pathway-an alternative Level A ECE Competency Credential [...]

Early Childhood Education Credentials Consultant Request for Applications2021-12-20T11:59:20-05:00

C-21-11: Addition of COVID-19 to List of Reportable Communicable Diseases

Announcement C-21-11 Subject: Addition of COVID-19 to List of Reportable Communicable Diseases To: All DHS Certified Child Care Facilities Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Staff From: Tracey Campanini Deputy Secretary, Office of Child Development & Early Learning Issue Date: Dec. 20, 2021 Effective Date: Dec. 20, 2021 [...]

C-21-11: Addition of COVID-19 to List of Reportable Communicable Diseases2022-06-16T22:07:07-04:00

ARPA Grant Support Office Hours in ESPANOL

ARPA Grant Support Office Hours in ESPANOL The Pennsylvania Key will host recurring office hours for Spanish speaking early childhood education providers interested in submitting an application for the ARPA Stabilization grant. All types of child care settings–center, group and home-based–are invited to participate in this effort, geared to support Spanish speaking owners, directors and [...]

ARPA Grant Support Office Hours in ESPANOL2021-12-17T15:43:27-05:00

Announcement C-21-10 Obsolete Certification Announcements for Certified Child Care Providers

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification has released the Announcement C-21-10: Obsolete Certification Announcements for Certified Child Care Providers- Order of the Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Face Coverings in School Entities. This Announcement provides [...]

Announcement C-21-10 Obsolete Certification Announcements for Certified Child Care Providers2022-06-16T22:31:59-04:00

Announcement C-21-10

Announcement #-##-## Subject: To: From:  Tracey Campanini Deputy Secretary, Office of Child Development & Early Learning Issue Date: Effective Date: End Date: N/A View full announcement as a PDF. > ——— Purpose   ——— Background   ——— Discussion   ——— Next Steps   ——— View full announcement as a PDF. >

Announcement C-21-102022-06-16T22:47:15-04:00

Message from Acting Secretary Meg Snead – Mask Guidance

Dec. 10, 2021: Message from Acting Secretary Snead - Mask Guidance Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling that ends the Secretary of Health’s order that masks must be worn by children over two and educators and staff at child care settings. Please note that this decision does not impact the Federal directive requiring [...]

Message from Acting Secretary Meg Snead – Mask Guidance2021-12-13T07:43:05-05:00

Upcoming Compliance Announcements

Dec. 13, 2021. The reauthorized Child Care Development Block Grant Fund (CCDF) requires Lead Agencies to maintain compliance with all provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG), regulations, and the state’s approved CCDF Plan during the administration of their program. The monitoring cycle for FY2019-FY2021 focused on 34 regulations within 11 [...]

Upcoming Compliance Announcements2021-12-17T07:33:35-05:00

Announcement C-21-09 Reinstating and Extensions of Child Care Certification Regulation Suspensions Due to Act 73

Pursuant to Act 73 of 2021, the suspensions of various regulatory provisions under the state disaster emergency declaration were extended until March 31, 2022, unless sooner reinstated by the Department. Effective December 6, 2021, the Department has reinstated a number of suspended regulations, in whole or in part. A list of suspended regulations and their [...]

Announcement C-21-09 Reinstating and Extensions of Child Care Certification Regulation Suspensions Due to Act 732022-02-10T20:12:33-05:00

Announcement ELRC 21-11: Increase to Child Care Works Base Payment Rates

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development has released Announcement ELRC 21-11 Increase to Child Care Works Base Payment Rates. This Announcement shares information regarding an increase to base rates paid by DHS to certified child care providers participating in Child Care Works (CCW). Effective [...]

Announcement ELRC 21-11: Increase to Child Care Works Base Payment Rates2022-02-10T20:29:42-05:00