Pennsylvania Adopts New Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators (PA PSCECE) In response to the recent national context, Pennsylvania is adopting a new set of professional standards for early childhood educators and professionals. The Pennsylvania Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators (PA PSCECE) are the general knowledge and skills that educators [...]
T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Applications for the Spring 2022 Semester Application Deadline Nov. 14, 2021 Early childhood education professionals interested in attending college for the Spring semester that begins in January should apply to T.E.A.C.H. now! T.E.A.C.H. applications must be complete and submitted with all required documentation/information by Friday, Nov. 14, 2021, to be considered for the Spring 2022 [...]
The deadline to participate in the ARTIC Survey has been extended! The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) invites Administrators or Supervisors who provide supervision to early childhood professionals, working with or supporting children ages 0 through 8 and their families and OCDEL Business Partners including Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC), [...]
Are the families with whom you work eager to talk with one another about parenting experiences? Is your program seeking meaningful ways to provide opportunities for family members to use their leadership skills and take on leadership roles? The Be Strong Parent Café Online may be what your organization seeks. The Be Strong Parent Café process [...]
OCDEL's Certification Re-Write Impact Project Virtual Session with Deputy Secretary Trace Campanini at the 2021 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit Watch this video on the Pennsylvania Key's YouTube Channel.
The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance is offering a new curriculum series, Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs. The training content and activities are designed to strengthen child care providers’ foundational knowledge of sound fiscal management and business operations. The series contains four modules of business practices content: Budgets, Projections, and Planning [...]
Oct. 18, 2021: Wolf Administration Announces Enhancements To Subsidized Child Care Program To Lower Costs For Families And Incentivize Participation By Providers The Wolf Administration has announced upcoming changes to Child Care Works (CCW), Pennsylvania’s subsidized child care program, that will decrease costs to families who qualify for subsidized care and add incentives for child [...]
Oct. 18, 2021: Pursuant to Act 73 of 2021 (HB 1861), the suspension of various regulatory provisions under the state disaster emergency declaration that were set to expire on September 30, 2021, were extended until further notice, this included onsite licensing inspection for those DHS Offices which conduct onsite licensing. Effective October, 18, 2021, the following regulatory statutes and [...]
Watch this video from OCDEL's Deputy Secretary, Trace Campanini on the Pennsylvania Key's YouTube Channel.