The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification Services have released the Announcement C-22-04 Updated Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning Regulations and Requirements for Child Care Facilities.

This Announcement updates policy on federal requirements for Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and the expectation for all certified child care facilities operating under 55 Pa. Code Chapters § 3270, § 3280, and § 3290 for compliance.

The following appendices are included in this Announcement:

  • Appendix A- Emergency Plan Certification Requirements: OCDEL Guidance Chart
  • Appendix B- Emergency Drill Log (form CY 356)
  • Appendix C- Emergency Plan Delivery Document (form CD 355)

This Announcement replaces Announcement: C-10 #01 Emergency Plan Regulations and Requirements for Child Care Facilities in its entirety.

For complete details, read the full announcement (