Deadline: May 15, 2022

On behalf of Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), the Pennsylvania Key invites Family Child Care Home and Group Child Care Home providers to apply for a scholarship to complete a Child Development Associate (CDA) through Better Kid Care. Better Kid Care’s CDA coursework is independent, self-paced and exclusively online. This scholarship opportunity cannot be used for CDA renewals.

Once awarded, recipients will receive a payment code to access the online coursework through Better Kid Care. This program also requires the purchase of a CDA textbook package, and this cost can be reimbursed through the Rising STARS Tuition Assistance program. The Pennsylvania Key will provide instructions for all of this and offer ongoing logistical support.

All coursework must be completed on or before Nov. 30, 2022.

If you are a Family Child Care Home or Group Child Care Home provider interested in this opportunity, submit your completed application via Microsoft Forms ( for consideration by May 15, 2022.

Questions? Contact Amy Barrett (