The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has released the Announcement DS 21-01 Monitoring Coordination Across Dually Licensed Programs and Programs with PA Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance Programs.

The Announcement clarifies the distinction of and interaction between Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) licensed programs, PDE funded programs, and Department of Human Services (DHS) licensed child care as it relates to program monitoring and or complaint investigation.
The Announcement provides information on DHS licensed (certified) programs, PDE private licensed school (also referred to as Private Academic School (PAS), PDE-funded programs, DHS Certificate of Compliance (COC) and PDE PAS licenses, as well as next steps.