The Pennsylvania Key in support of Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is pleased to announce the Call for Presenters for our annual Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and  Grantee Meeting to be held on March 8 – 9, 2023 at the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Poconos, PA. We are looking for presentations that align with our theme for this year’s event, Building Bridges that Support Growth, Development and Connections. Attendees will be able to earn professional development credits including Act 48 and PA ECE Registry hours. If interested in presenting at our event, please complete and submit the online application for consideration. Deadline for application submission is by no later than Friday, November 18, 2022. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by no later than Friday, December 16, 2022. If selected, you will receive a confirmation email from our planning committee with additional information about the event.

General Information

Theme: Building Bridges that Support Growth, Development and Connections

When: March 8, 2023 (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and March 9, 2023 (8:00 AM – 1:30 PM)

Where: Kalahari Resorts and Conventions (Poconos, PA)

Keynote Speakers: Michael Bonner, Dr. Manny Scott

Workshop Length: Standalone Workshop (one 90-minute workshop) or Multi-Session Workshop (two 90-minute workshops)

Target Audience: Administrators & Leadership, Directors, Teachers, Supervisors, Mentors, Coaches, Instructional Leaders, Family Service Workers

Format: In-Person

NOTE: This event is in-person this year, but a web-based option will be offered should health/safety restrictions prohibit in-person attendance.

Topics & Areas of Interest

The Planning Committee is looking for presentations that align with the following topics/areas of interest:

For Teachers

    • Project Approach
    • MyTeachstone
    • Peer Learning Circles
    • Creative Curriculum
    • LearnERS
    • Authentic Assessment
    • Trauma Informed Care
    • Developmental Appropriateness
    • Transitions and Parent Engagement
    • Inclusive Practices
    • Purposeful Play and Conversations
    • Child Data, Outcomes and Implementation

For Administrators

    • Fiscal Responsibilities
    • Homelessness
    • Unique Collaborations/Community Partnerships
    • Business Practices – What’s the Purple Cow?
    • Inclusive Policies
    • Recruitment, Retention and Teacher Support
    • Developmental Appropriateness – What to look for in Pre-K classrooms
    • Community Needs Assessment & Enrollment Practices

How to Apply

 The online application for proposals is now available via Google Docs! Start the application now.


The 2023 Grantee Meeting Planning Committee is happy to help! Email for assistance!