By Lisa Mulliken Individual play bins can be created using different types of containers filled with a variety of materials. These bins can be used in various spaces in the classroom to encourage individual, open ended play. Re-purpose an old silverware tray or use an open photo frame to create an individual workspace. Muffin tins, [...]
Pennsylvania’s Professional Development Organizations (PDOs) are working to change hearts and open minds through community engagement and professional development. Both PDOs are establishing plans to help develop their staff and partners’ ability to increase a sense of belonging and inclusion among all. These methods will help reduce bias, build on critical partnerships, and end assumptions that [...]
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) issued an update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations through the PA Early Ed News Special Announcement on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. View the update.
Do you know families who have suggestions about child care, health and family support services for children and their families? Do you know family members who are interested in participating in decision-making about services in their community? Do you know families who feel called to action to strengthen their community or participate in statewide policy [...]
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides health care to people who are geographically isolated, and/or economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has launched the Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge competition to respond to declining rates of childhood [...]
The Jan. 18, 2021 ECE Recap is now available! Click here to read.
The Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award application is now open. Deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 12, 2021. The one-time award of $600 is paid to eligible child care employees and child care support staff of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) certified child care providers. This award is paid through Early Learning Resource [...]
Jan. 8, 2021: The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is providing a one-time award of $600 to employees within the child care industry using federal Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) quality dollars and remaining CARES Act round one and two funding. This award process will replace the quality Keystone STARS Education and [...]
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)in collaboration with Self-Determination Housing of Pennsylvania, is providing Home Visitors, Family Support program staff, and Early intervention staff with resources to support families with young children to secure affordable and/or accessible housing. January 26, 2021: PREP Implementation Lunch ‘n Learn Join us to learn how to set up [...]
The January 2021 edition of the PA Early Ed News is now available! Read the most up-to-date news about Pennsylvania's early childhood education.