The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development, has released the Announcement ELRC 21 #10, Non-Traditional Care Add-on Rates. This Announcement shares that DHS certified child care providers who provide care to children receiving Child Care Works (CCW) during non-traditional hours will be eligible for a non-traditional care add-on rate effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, DHS certified child care providers that provide care to children receiving CCW for at least two hours during the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:00 am on weekdays or any amount of time on weekends will receive a non-traditional care add-on rate. The non-traditional care add-on only applies to the days that the non-traditional care takes place and not to any days the child only receives care during typical hours. The add-on rate will be 25 percent above the established subsidy base rate for each CCW child served during non-traditional hours. Keystone STAR designation does not impact this add-on.

For additional details, please see the Announcement ELRC 21 #10, Non-Traditional Care Add-on Rates.