Monthly Archives: March 2022

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Open Position: Certification Bureau Manager

The Berks County Intermediate Unit is accepting applications for a Certification Bureau Manager. This full-time position is within the Bureau of Certification Services (BCS) under the direction of the Department of Human Services and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). The purpose of this position is to serve as a high-level support to the [...]

Open Position: Certification Bureau Manager2022-03-28T14:27:37-04:00

ARPA Stabilization Grant Reporting Update

Child care providers who applied for and received an ARPA Stabilization Grant are required to report on the use of funds and child care capacity as a condition of receiving funds. Recently more information on the timeline for reporting, how to complete the Spending Report in the PD Registry, and additional resources were announced. Read [...]

ARPA Stabilization Grant Reporting Update2022-03-25T16:22:27-04:00

Can Families Easily Contact Your Early Learning Program?

Is your child care or early learning program making it easy for families to contact you when they locate your information via the child care search in COMPASS? The COMPASS search feature provides information for quick and easy contact once a child care or early learning program is selected in a search. Did you know [...]

Can Families Easily Contact Your Early Learning Program?2022-03-24T15:29:16-04:00

Free Webinar: Breastfeeding: Supporting Families in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Child Care Settings

Join this exciting opportunity for ECE providers as the PA AAP ECELS and First Food programs have collaborated to offer a FREE Webinar: Breastfeeding: Supporting Families in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Child Care Settings on Wednesday April 6, 2022, from 1-2:30pm. Designed for early care and education (child care) program directors and staff, group [...]

Free Webinar: Breastfeeding: Supporting Families in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Child Care Settings2022-03-24T13:04:51-04:00

Improving Business Practices for Family Child Care Providers

The Office of Child Care’s National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance is partnering with Tom Copeland on three upcoming webinars on improving business practices for family child care (FCC) providers. The webinars are intended for FCC providers, who will learn about marketing, legal and insurance issues, and money management/retirement for their FCC business. Business [...]

Improving Business Practices for Family Child Care Providers2022-03-23T14:13:27-04:00

Open Position: Professional Development Organization (PDO) Grants Supervisor – The Pennsylvania Key

Berks County Intermediate Unit is accepting applications for a Professional Development Organization (PDO) Grants Supervisor – The Pennsylvania Key. This full-time position will provide supervision of Pennsylvania’s Professional Development Organizations (PDOs) as well as to facilitate collaborative efforts supporting the goals of the PDOs and Office of Child Development and Early Learning’s (OCDEL) vision for [...]

Open Position: Professional Development Organization (PDO) Grants Supervisor – The Pennsylvania Key2022-05-24T12:08:24-04:00

March 31 ACF/ED Joint Webinar: Public Service Loan Forgiveness for the ECE Workforce

If you're an early childhood educator with federal loans, plan join this webinar on March 31, from 3-4 pm, hosted by the Office of Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the U.S. Department of Education (ED), which will highlight flexibilities offered through the Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver and the [...]

March 31 ACF/ED Joint Webinar: Public Service Loan Forgiveness for the ECE Workforce2022-03-22T09:17:28-04:00

Access and Navigate the Document Vault

1. Go to www.papdregistry.org. 2. Click Login in the top right corner. 3. Enter your email address and password, then click Login. 4. Enter your Organization’s Profile by choosing you program or organization from the top right drop down menu. To access the Document Vault, you will need administrative access to [...]

Access and Navigate the Document Vault2022-07-12T12:48:36-04:00

Head Start and Child Care Research Dissertation Grants

Two new 2022 funding opportunities for early childhood dissertation research are now open! The Early Care and Education Research Scholars grants support doctoral dissertations researching issues related to Head Start and child care. Both grant programs support work that informs policy and practice decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/ understudied populations, and that uses the [...]

Head Start and Child Care Research Dissertation Grants2022-03-16T09:26:58-04:00

PA Elementary Schools Invited to Participate with KEI for 2022-2023 School Year

All elementary schools are encouraged to implement Pennsylvania’s Kindergarten Entry Inventory (PA KEI) in the 2022-2023 school year to assist in meeting enhanced federal requirements. PA KEI is a reliable reporting tool that offers teachers an instructional strategy for understanding and tracking a student’s proficiency at kindergarten entry. The PA KEI is available to all [...]

PA Elementary Schools Invited to Participate with KEI for 2022-2023 School Year2022-03-16T09:34:32-04:00