Monthly Archives: January 2022

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CDC Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Operating ECE Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated information for COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs, as of Jan. 28, 2022, which include updated guidance to reflect new quarantine and isolation guidance and recommendations, specifying the circumstances when isolation and quarantine periods can be shortened, and updated guidance regarding staying [...]

CDC Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Operating ECE Programs2022-02-15T21:16:42-05:00

Updated OCC Compliance Announcements

Updated OCC Compliance Announcements The reauthorized Child Care Development Block Grant Fund (CCDF) requires Lead Agencies to maintain compliance with all provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG), regulations, and the state’s approved CCDF Plan during the administration of their program. The monitoring cycle for FY2019-FY2021 focused on 34 regulations within [...]

Updated OCC Compliance Announcements2022-02-15T22:23:40-05:00

UPDATED – C-22-02: Updates to Health and Safety Training and Professional Development Requirements

Subject: Updates to Health and Safety Training and Professional Development Requirements To: Department of Human Services (DHS) 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: Jan. 24, 2022 (UPDATED: May 16, 2022) [...]

UPDATED – C-22-02: Updates to Health and Safety Training and Professional Development Requirements2022-06-16T15:09:46-04:00

C-22-03: Updates to Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome, Abusive Head Trauma, and Child Maltreatment Requirements

Announcement C-22-03 Subject: Updates to Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome, Abusive Head Trauma, and Child Maltreatment Requirements To: DHS 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: January 24, 2022 Effective [...]

C-22-03: Updates to Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome, Abusive Head Trauma, and Child Maltreatment Requirements2022-08-02T11:24:17-04:00

Webinar: T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships – Financial & Other Supports to Help ECE Professionals Earn a Degree Debt Free!

Webinar: T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships – Financial & Other Supports to Help ECE Professionals Earn a Degree Debt Free! If you are an Early Childhood Education Professional interested in furthering your education, join PACCA for an information session to learn more about the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program. T.E.A.C.H. is a unique opportunity that provides financial and other supports to [...]

Webinar: T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships – Financial & Other Supports to Help ECE Professionals Earn a Degree Debt Free!2022-02-15T22:10:25-05:00

Message from OCDEL Deputy Secretary Campanini

Jan. 17, 2022:  The Departments of Human Services and Health regularly track data on COVID-19 infections. As you can see there has been a significant increase of infections in child care. Additional information about community transmission can be found at COVID 19 Data for PA. The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control [...]

Message from OCDEL Deputy Secretary Campanini2022-01-27T15:17:10-05:00

Jan. 20: Final Bilingual Assistance Offered for ARPA Stabilization Grant Applications

Jan. 20: Final Bilingual Assistance Offered for ARPA Stabilization Grant Applications The final session of the office hours for Spanish speaking early childhood education providers interested in applying for the ARPA Stabilization grant will be held on Jan. 20, 2022, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. All types of child care settings–center, group and home-based–are invited [...]

Jan. 20: Final Bilingual Assistance Offered for ARPA Stabilization Grant Applications2022-02-15T22:27:48-05:00

Applications Being Accepted for PA’s Equity in ECE Champion Awards

Applications Being Accepted for Pennsylvania’s Equity in Early Childhood Education Champion Awards Application Deadline Feb. 7, 2022 The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has announced applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania's Equity in Early Childhood Education Champion Awards. The awards bring awareness to and highlight the equity work being done [...]

Applications Being Accepted for PA’s Equity in ECE Champion Awards2022-01-11T08:38:49-05:00

C-22-01: Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Requirements and Access to Free Training through Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organizations (ECE PDOs)

Find the latest information on Pediatric First Aid & Pediatric CPR (pakeys.org/firstaidcpr). Announcement C-22-01 Subject: Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Requirements and Access to Free Training through Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organizations (ECE PDOs) To: Certified Child Care Facilities Office of Child Development and Early Learning [...]

C-22-01: Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Requirements and Access to Free Training through Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organizations (ECE PDOs)2022-07-19T17:39:42-04:00

Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Team Provides Support For Ongoing Professional Learning for ECE Professionals

View this information as a PDF. Looking to support new teachers and the ongoing professional learning of all program staff? The Pennsylvania Key Program Quality Assessment (PQA) team can provide individualized support to interested early learning programs. This opportunity may include coaching and resources around: Classroom environment (room arrangement, appropriate classroom schedules, etc.) [...]

Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Team Provides Support For Ongoing Professional Learning for ECE Professionals2022-01-04T15:35:20-05:00