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There’s Still Time to Participate in the ARTIC Survey!

The deadline to participate in the ARTIC Survey has been extended! The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) invites Administrators or Supervisors who provide supervision to early childhood professionals, working with or supporting children ages 0 through 8 and their families and OCDEL Business Partners including Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC), [...]

There’s Still Time to Participate in the ARTIC Survey!2021-10-22T16:51:57-04:00

ARPA Stabilization Grant Applications Available Now in PD Registry

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grant application is now available to eligible child care providers in the Professional Development (PD) Registry. Learn how to apply by viewing the tutorial video or the tip sheet. Additional information, including instructions, FAQs and previous announcements can be found on the ARPA Stabilization Grants (pakeys.org/arpastabilizationgrants) page on [...]

ARPA Stabilization Grant Applications Available Now in PD Registry2021-09-23T15:38:18-04:00

ARPA Stabilization Grant Update – Calculation

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is making American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants available to eligible child care providers. This email will help eligible certified child care providers (child care center, group child care homes, family child care homes) understand how much ARPA Stabilization Grant funding they can anticipate receiving when [...]

ARPA Stabilization Grant Update – Calculation2021-09-16T11:32:18-04:00

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Health Integration Prenatal-to-Three Program Positions

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Health Integration Prenatal-to-Three Program Positions Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) was awarded a federal grant to support a sustainable, integrated, comprehensive system of care accessible to all pregnant and parenting families of infants and toddlers. OCDEL is seeking enthusiastic individuals with an understanding of statewide [...]

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Health Integration Prenatal-to-Three Program Positions2021-09-13T18:10:30-04:00

ARPA Stabilization Grant Update – Webinar Follow-Up

Watch This Recorded Webinar on YouTube The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is making American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants available to eligible child care providers. Previous updates can be found on the ARPA Stabilization Grants page on the Pennsylvania Key website. This update is a follow-up to the [...]

ARPA Stabilization Grant Update – Webinar Follow-Up2021-09-09T15:09:28-04:00

Recorded Demonstration of New Streamlined Keystone STARS Designation System Available Now

Recorded Demonstration of New Streamlined Keystone STARS Designation System Available Now On October 1, 2021, the new process for Keystone STARS pre-designation and designation applications launches in to Pennsylvania’s Professional Development (PD) Registry. Moving more functionality into the PD Registry streamlines multiple processes into one system and designation for providers. The PD Registry team invited directors, administrators and owners of child care [...]

Recorded Demonstration of New Streamlined Keystone STARS Designation System Available Now2021-08-03T18:55:42-04:00

Register for Upcoming Live Demonstration of New Streamlined Keystone STARS Designation System

Register for Upcoming Live Demonstration of New Streamlined Keystone STARS Designation System On October 1, 2021, the new process for Keystone STARS pre-designation and designation applications launches in to Pennsylvania’s Professional Development (PD) Registry. Moving more functionality into the PD Registry streamlines multiple processes into one system and designation for providers. The PD Registry team [...]

Register for Upcoming Live Demonstration of New Streamlined Keystone STARS Designation System2021-07-22T14:02:28-04:00

Share Your Experience as a Child Care Professional during COVID-19 with Yale University School of Medicine for a Chance To Win $500!

This message is in English and Spanish. Para leer este mensaje en español, desplácese hasta la versión en inglés. Share Your Experience as a Child Care Professional during COVID-19 with Yale University School of Medicine for a Chance To Win $500! Dear Child Care Professional, Child care providers have had it rough during the COVID-19 [...]

Share Your Experience as a Child Care Professional during COVID-19 with Yale University School of Medicine for a Chance To Win $500!2021-07-21T18:16:14-04:00

Now Offering Refunds of Director Credential and/or School-Age Professional Credential Application Fee(s)

In recognition of the hardships and challenges of the last year, the Pennsylvania Key is offering an opportunity to receive a one-time refund of the application fee for any Director Credentials and School-Age Professional Credentials earned between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. To apply for this refund, select the appropriate credential below and [...]

Now Offering Refunds of Director Credential and/or School-Age Professional Credential Application Fee(s)2021-06-03T16:20:08-04:00

Learn More About Pennsylvania’s Prenatal to Third Grade (P3) Systems Building Logic Model and Health topics for PQAS and ACT 48 hours

The Bureau of Policy and Professional Development has developed, or partnered to develop, different online trainings that are applicable to the field of early childhood.  The trainings are centered around Pennsylvania’s’ Prenatal to Third Grade (P3) Systems Building Logic Model and Health topics related to childhood obesity prevention.  These asynchronous courses are free and offer [...]

Learn More About Pennsylvania’s Prenatal to Third Grade (P3) Systems Building Logic Model and Health topics for PQAS and ACT 48 hours2021-05-21T16:16:20-04:00