The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development has released Announcement ELRC 21-11 Increase to Child Care Works Base Payment Rates. This Announcement shares information regarding an increase to base rates paid by DHS to certified child care providers participating in Child Care Works (CCW).
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, OCDEL will implement another increase to CCW subsidy base rates. The initiative includes both an increase to the 60th percentile for subsidy base rates paid to DHS certified child care providers and an increase of $1 per day for Relative Providers. This change brings Pennsylvania closer to the federal government’s recommendation of reimbursing child care providers at the 75th percentile.