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Application Now Open: Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award

The Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award application is now open. Deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 12, 2021. The one-time award of $600 is paid to eligible child care employees and child care support staff of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) certified child care providers. This award is paid through Early Learning Resource [...]

Application Now Open: Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award2021-01-13T10:00:48-05:00

COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award for Child Care Workers

Jan. 8, 2021: The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is providing a one-time award of $600 to employees within the child care industry using federal Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) quality dollars and remaining CARES Act round one and two funding. This award process will replace the quality Keystone STARS Education and [...]

COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award for Child Care Workers2021-01-11T12:51:01-05:00

Supporting Families in Need of Affordable Housing

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)in collaboration with Self-Determination Housing of Pennsylvania, is providing Home Visitors, Family Support program staff, and Early intervention staff with resources to support families with young children to secure affordable and/or accessible housing. January 26, 2021: PREP Implementation Lunch ‘n Learn Join us to learn how to set up [...]

Supporting Families in Need of Affordable Housing2021-01-12T10:18:41-05:00

January 2021 Edition of the PA Early Ed News

The January 2021 edition of the PA Early Ed News is now available! Read the most up-to-date news about Pennsylvania's early childhood education.

January 2021 Edition of the PA Early Ed News2021-01-07T08:57:26-05:00

Jan. 4, 2021 – ACT 24 Reporting Tool Update

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) continues to respond to child care providers who reported delays in receiving login and password assistance or have not received an email notifying them of the need to login to complete the CARES Act Round 3 reporting survey. The final report submission due date was Dec. [...]

Jan. 4, 2021 – ACT 24 Reporting Tool Update2021-01-04T14:37:34-05:00

Public Comment Period Now Open for FY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan

The Office of Child Care (OCC) has announced the opening of the second public comment period for the FY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan. Available is the revised Plan Preprint, as well as a copy of the Federal Register announcement. As a reminder, the CCDF Plan is how states and territories apply for CCDF funding (658E [...]

Public Comment Period Now Open for FY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan2020-12-18T12:07:02-05:00

DHS CARES Act-Round 3 Final Reporting Update

Child care providers have reported delays in accessing login and password assistance or have not received an email notifying them of the need to login and complete the CARES Act Round 3 reporting survey. The Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC), OCDEL staff and Department of Human Services IT specialists have been working to respond to [...]

DHS CARES Act-Round 3 Final Reporting Update2020-12-18T07:36:28-05:00

OCDEL ECE Recap: Dec. 14, 2020 Edition

Find the most recent and important information from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) in the Dec. 14, 2020 edition of the ECE Recap.

OCDEL ECE Recap: Dec. 14, 2020 Edition2020-12-14T07:39:24-05:00

New Online Portal Launching on December 9 to Report COVID-19 Act 24 Funds

On Dec. 9, 2020, an online portal--the DHS CARES Act Funding Tracking Tool--will launch for OCDEL providers to submit final costs of Act 24 of 2020 funding. The due date for submission of the required Final Report was extended to Dec. 31, 2020. DHS is requesting providers complete the COVID-19 Act 24 Cost Reporting Form in the web-based portal.  Providers should keep all documentations related to [...]

New Online Portal Launching on December 9 to Report COVID-19 Act 24 Funds2020-12-08T16:08:39-05:00