Monthly Archives: May 2021

2021-22 Pennsylvania Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program Request for Applications – Action Required

2021-22 Pennsylvania Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program Request for Applications - Action Required Required Letter of Intent Deadline June 24, 2021 The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is announcing a competitive Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP) Request for Application (RFA) for fiscal year 2021-22. OCDEL encourages [...]

2021-22 Pennsylvania Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program Request for Applications – Action Required2021-05-24T13:10:39-04:00

OCDEL Releases Announcement C-21-02: Act 62 of 2020 Fire Safety Requirements for Certified Child Care Facilities

OCDEL Releases Announcement C-21-02: Act 62 of 2020 Fire Safety Requirements for Certified Child Care Facilities The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Certification and Bureau of Policy & Professional Development have released Announcement C-21-02: Act 62 of 2020 Fire Safety Requirements for Certified Child Care Facilities (pakeys.org/c-21-02). This Announcement [...]

OCDEL Releases Announcement C-21-02: Act 62 of 2020 Fire Safety Requirements for Certified Child Care Facilities2022-06-16T13:49:02-04:00

C-21-02: Act 62 of 2020 Fire Safety Requirements for Certified Child Care Facilities

Announcement C-21-02 Subject: Act 62 of 2020 Fire Safety Requirements for Certified Child Care Facilities To: 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: May 24, 2021 Effective Date: May 24, [...]

C-21-02: Act 62 of 2020 Fire Safety Requirements for Certified Child Care Facilities2022-06-16T09:34:37-04:00

Learn More About Pennsylvania’s Prenatal to Third Grade (P3) Systems Building Logic Model and Health topics for PQAS and ACT 48 hours

The Bureau of Policy and Professional Development has developed, or partnered to develop, different online trainings that are applicable to the field of early childhood.  The trainings are centered around Pennsylvania’s’ Prenatal to Third Grade (P3) Systems Building Logic Model and Health topics related to childhood obesity prevention.  These asynchronous courses are free and offer [...]

Learn More About Pennsylvania’s Prenatal to Third Grade (P3) Systems Building Logic Model and Health topics for PQAS and ACT 48 hours2021-05-21T16:16:20-04:00

Extension to Submit Comments for Pennsylvania’s Draft CCDF State Plan for FY 22-24

May 18, 2021:  The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) thanks everyone who participated during today's public hearing related to Pennsylvania's Draft CCDF State Plan for FY 22-24, and particularly to those who provided testimony and provided comments thus far. To ensure adequate time for interested stakeholders to provide written comments, the [...]

Extension to Submit Comments for Pennsylvania’s Draft CCDF State Plan for FY 22-242021-05-18T14:22:19-04:00

2021-22 Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Request for Applications

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is announcing a competitive Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Request for Applications (RFA) Guidance. This RFA is intended to support providers in preparing to serve and enroll children by September 2021. The RFA is being released in May 2021 to give providers time to [...]

2021-22 Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Request for Applications2021-05-13T10:55:13-04:00

National Lost Sock Memorial Day

By Aimee Currier  How many of us have pondered the thought of “just where did half of my socks go?” I read a funny quote that said lost socks come back as Tupperware lids! May 9th has been designated as “National Lost Sock Memorial Day.” It is quite a unique “holiday” and one that you can [...]

National Lost Sock Memorial Day2021-10-29T04:55:04-04:00