On behalf of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, the PA Key will accept applications for funds to support large-scale professional development events and conferences at the state and regional level for fiscal year 2018-19. Please note the following changes have been made to this process: The deadline for applications has been extended [...]
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The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has been hard at work developing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), a funding portion of Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) State Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2019-2021. OCDEL would like to announce that three public hearings have been scheduled. These hearings provide [...]
On behalf of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, the PA Key will accept applications for funds to support large-scale professional development events and conferences at the state and regional level for fiscal year 2018-19. Events must be focused on improving the skill, knowledge, and network of the early childhood education community. Applications [...]
In the March edition of the PA Early Education News (EEN), OCDEL announced the Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs). There is a lot of interest from child care providers and other early learning stakeholders on the implementation of this project. OCDEL is eagerly waiting final approval to make the announcement of who the selected agencies [...]
Due to bidders' conferences being rescheduled during inclement weather, the deadline for the Letter of Intent has been moved to April 6. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is seeking applicants for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides children with the opportunity to experience a high-quality pre-kindergarten program. The program standards ensure a high [...]
Please note: Due to inclement weather, the Southwest Region Bidder's Conference will be postponed. The conference will now be held March 28 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8. Due to this change, the deadline for the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts required letter of intent has been extended until April 6 [...]
The Commonwealth has transitioned to a new vendor for digital fingerprinting. The new vendor, IDEMIA, is now accepting registrations and completing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprinting for Pennsylvania agencies. Get more info.