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Invitation 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 ARTIC Survey is a three-year project that will help guide statewide [...]

Invitation to Participate in the ARTIC Survey2021-07-26T10:56:00-04:00

Updated CDC Guidance in Announcement C-21-04

The Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs during COVID-19 CDC page was created on July 9, 2021. and OCDEL has updated the CDC guidance links in C-21-04. For more info, please see the Announcement C-21-04, Best Practices for Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus.

Updated CDC Guidance in Announcement C-21-042021-07-19T08:27:59-04:00

Early Childhood Educators: Register Now to Participate in ELRC Listening Sessions

Now is the time for early childhood educators to register to participate in an Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) Listening Session. The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is seeking stakeholder input related to the ELRC model. What is working with ELRCs? Are there gaps in the current system of ELRCs? Early [...]

Early Childhood Educators: Register Now to Participate in ELRC Listening Sessions2021-07-14T07:29:42-04:00

Announcement C-21-05, Obsolete Certification Announcements for Certified Child Care Providers

July 12, 2021: Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification have released the Announcement C-21-05, Obsolete Certification Announcements for Certified Child Care Providers. This Announcement provides updated information to certified child care providers who are impacted by announcements issued as a result of [...]

Announcement C-21-05, Obsolete Certification Announcements for Certified Child Care Providers2021-07-14T07:22:26-04:00

Key Takeaways: COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs

As COVID-19 continues to impact the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to assess data and, as appropriate, update their guidance. New guidance was recently issued and we encourage everyone to take a moment to review the Key Takeaways - COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs (cdc.gov).

Key Takeaways: COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs2021-07-09T11:56:48-04:00

Announcement 21 #05, Keystone STARS During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 7, 2021: The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development has released the Announcement 21 #05, Keystone STARS During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Announcement provides updated information to all Licensed Child Care Facilities and other Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs participating in Keystone STARS, [...]

Announcement 21 #05, Keystone STARS During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)2021-07-07T13:05:21-04:00

2021-22 Enacted Budget Overview, Office of Child Development and Early Learning

The enacted 2021-22 budget continues to demonstrate Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to supporting early childhood care and education in the commonwealth. Below are details regarding OCDEL’s program budgets for 2021-22. In addition, available summary level detail regarding the amounts and uses of all federal stimulus dollars received related to the COVID-19 pandemic are included for each [...]

2021-22 Enacted Budget Overview, Office of Child Development and Early Learning2021-07-07T08:16:51-04:00

July 2021 Edition of PA Early Ed News

The July 2021 edition of the PA Early Ed News is now available. Get information on the 2021-22 Enacted Budget Overview for Office of Child Development and Early Learning, how the Child Tax Credit is helping families, best practices for child care facilities operating during the novel Coronavirus and more. Sign up to get the [...]

July 2021 Edition of PA Early Ed News2021-07-07T07:45:19-04:00

Bureau of Certification Summer 2021 Newsletter

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Certification has released the Summer 2021 Newsletter. This printable newsletter contains information about: Coronavirus updates Meet the Certification Bureau director New Regulation changes Swimming and lifeguard requirements Where's Baby? Look before you lock campaign Field trip information Exposure to bees and bugs in child [...]

Bureau of Certification Summer 2021 Newsletter2021-07-06T15:12:27-04:00

Sunset Date for Announcement ELRC – 20 #13

July 1, 2021: The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Bureau of Policy and Professional Development has announced the sunset date of July 1, 2021, for the Announcement ELRC – 20 #13 Updates to the Child Care Works School-Age Blended Rate Payment Policy for the 2020-21 School Year. For more information, please see [...]

Sunset Date for Announcement ELRC – 20 #132021-07-14T07:21:15-04:00