Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine Update April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021: Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the temporary recommended pause of use on the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. The Pennsylvania Department of Health has also advised vaccine providers that they can resume use of the J&J vaccine in Pennsylvania. [...]

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine Update April 30, 20212021-04-30T11:06:33-04:00

Register Now for Webinar Series

The Pennsylvania Key’s Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Program is partnering with ZERO TO THREE to bring several no-cost webinar series to Pennsylvania early childhood education, Early Intervention, and Home Visiting professionals to support their learning and growth. Each session requires pre-registration and space is limited. Click each link below to register for [...]

Register Now for Webinar Series2021-04-29T14:19:30-04:00

Format Change for FBI Clearance Result Letter

As of April 17, 2021, ChildLine has changed the format of the FBI Clearance Result letter. The major change observed in the new format is the consolidation of result boxes. Instead of the four checkboxes previously used on the letter, all result letters now display only two boxes and either “ELIGIBLE” or “INELIGIBLE” will be [...]

Format Change for FBI Clearance Result Letter2021-04-28T15:05:49-04:00

PA’s FFY 2022-24 CCDF Draft State Plan – Public Comment and Hearing

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has completed Pennsylvania’s FFY 2022-24 CCDF Draft State Plan. The Public Comment period has officially begun and the Public Hearing will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 11:00am to 2:30pm. To view the State Plan, submit a public comment, register to attend the [...]

PA’s FFY 2022-24 CCDF Draft State Plan – Public Comment and Hearing2021-04-26T07:53:19-04:00

Register Now for Conversations to Support Continuous Quality Improvement

Throughout April and May 2021, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning’s (OCDEL) Bureau of Certification Services is sponsoring a series of virtual conversations with center, group and family child care administrators. These conversations will create a forum to envision opportunities that support the continuous quality improvement (CQI) of early childhood education in Pennsylvania. [...]

Register Now for Conversations to Support Continuous Quality Improvement2021-04-19T09:27:32-04:00

Enroll in myTeachstone for Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the Pennsylvania Key invite early learning programs interested in implementing Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) as their chosen Program Observation Instrument (POI) to enroll in myTeachstone. myTeachstone is an online professional development platform that streamlines CLASS implementation. It enhances skills as seen through the lens [...]

Enroll in myTeachstone for Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)2021-04-15T15:57:15-04:00

Special Announcement: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Update

April 15, 2021: The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) notified all vaccine providers to pause administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine until at least April 20, 2021. This pause applies to Retail Pharmacy Partners (RPP) who were working to schedule vaccine appointments for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) workforce as part of [...]

Special Announcement: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Update2021-04-15T14:08:55-04:00

Announcement C-20-12 Revised Interim Guidance for Certified Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Certification Services and Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development has released Announcement C-20-12 Revised, Interim Guidance for Certified Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. This announcement updates Announcement C-20-12 with new content in red and provides certified child care facilities [...]

Announcement C-20-12 Revised Interim Guidance for Certified Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic2021-04-15T07:39:02-04:00

Announcement C-21-01 Waiver of Child Care Facility Regulations

April 1, 2021: The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Certification Services and Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development has released Announcement C-21-01 Waiver of Child Care Facility Regulations. This announcement replaces Bulletin 00-11-01, Waiver of Child Care Facility Regulations and informs child care center, group child care home, [...]

Announcement C-21-01 Waiver of Child Care Facility Regulations2021-04-01T15:08:13-04:00