T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Applications for the Spring 2022 Semester Application Deadline Nov. 14, 2021 Early childhood education professionals interested in attending college for the Spring semester that begins in January should apply to T.E.A.C.H. now! T.E.A.C.H. applications must be complete and submitted with all required documentation/information by Friday, Nov. 14, 2021, to be considered for the Spring 2022 [...]
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Are the families with whom you work eager to talk with one another about parenting experiences? Is your program seeking meaningful ways to provide opportunities for family members to use their leadership skills and take on leadership roles? The Be Strong Parent Café Online may be what your organization seeks. The Be Strong Parent Café process [...]
The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance is offering a new curriculum series, Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs. The training content and activities are designed to strengthen child care providers’ foundational knowledge of sound fiscal management and business operations. The series contains four modules of business practices content: Budgets, Projections, and Planning [...]
Oct. 18, 2021: Wolf Administration Announces Enhancements To Subsidized Child Care Program To Lower Costs For Families And Incentivize Participation By Providers The Wolf Administration has announced upcoming changes to Child Care Works (CCW), Pennsylvania’s subsidized child care program, that will decrease costs to families who qualify for subsidized care and add incentives for child [...]
Oct. 18, 2021: Pursuant to Act 73 of 2021 (HB 1861), the suspension of various regulatory provisions under the state disaster emergency declaration that were set to expire on September 30, 2021, were extended until further notice, this included onsite licensing inspection for those DHS Offices which conduct onsite licensing. Effective October, 18, 2021, the following regulatory statutes and [...]
Announcement C-21-08: Compliance with Acting Secretary of Health’s Face Covering Order The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification have released Announcement C-21-08: Compliance with Acting Secretary of Health’s Face Covering Order. The purpose of this announcement is to: (1) clarify the minimum [...]
To help build and strengthen working relationships with local birthing hospitals and increase appropriate referrals to Early Intervention, Infant Toddler Early Intervention (EI) County Coordinators are invited to participate in the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (PA PQC) Learning Session on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This is a great opportunity [...]
Sept. 1, 2021: 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. Topics include How to prepare for the grant application. Who is eligible. This Update will [...]
The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification have released the Announcement C-21-07: COVID-19 Policy Updates. The purpose of this Announcement is to communicate the release of an Order of the Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Face [...]
There is still time to participate in the ARTIC Survey! 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, to participate in the Attitudes Towards Trauma-Informed Care (ARTIC) Survey. The [...]