The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts/Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for new members. The committee is open to all who represent the interests of prekindergarten programs in Pennsylvania including Montessori, Private Pre-K, Religious affiliated programs and others as appropriate and works to coordinate statewide efforts. Application deadline July 26. Get more [...]
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The PA Key has streamlined the process for Keystone STARS programs to request Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) beginning July 1, 2019. Programs and parents can contact the program leadership directly at PAIECMH@pakeys.org with questions, concerns and request for service forms. Requests for service forms can also be faxed to (717) 213-3749.
Beginning in 2019, the Pennsylvania Treasury Department is investing $100 for every baby born or adopted to be used for the baby’s future higher education expenses through the new program, Keystone Scholars. To encourage families to plan early for their child’s future education, Keystone Scholars will provide $100 to all babies born or adopted in [...]
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the PA Pre-K Counts Request for Applications (RFA) is now available on the PA Keys website.
The application deadline for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Child Development and Early Learning's 2019 Prenatal to Grade 3 (P-3) Governor’s Institute: P-3 Collaboration - Working Together for Student Success has been extended to May 9! The P-3 Governor’s Institute can help school districts, early learning providers, and community organizations throughout the commonwealth [...]
The Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports, is offering funds through a Request for Applications (RFA) to implement or continue Family Center (FC) programs that include evidence-based home visiting services and an approved fatherhood program. This Project combines the Commonwealth’s existing FC and [...]
A statewide study is currently underway to examine the true cost of providing child care in Pennsylvania. Family, group, and center-based licensed providers have an opportunity to support this important project, led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) in partnership with Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). [...]
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is seeking applicants for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts was enacted into law by Act 45 of 2007 (and amended in 2008 and 2010) amending the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P.S. §§ 15- 1511-D—15-1516-D). Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides children with the opportunity to experience a high [...]
The Department of Human Services is recruiting for a Deputy Secretary for the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). DHS is looking for a charismatic person with strong leadership skills who will be responsible for the oversight, development and implementation of the Commonwealth's early childhood programs focusing on child development and early learning [...]
The Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Child Development and Early Learning is pleased to announce the 2019 Prenatal to Grade 3 (P-3) Governor’s Institute: P-3 Collaboration - Working Together for Student Success. The purpose of Pennsylvania’s P-3 Governor’s Institute is to help school districts, early learning providers, and community organizations throughout the commonwealth make [...]