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ELRC 22-09: Registration Fees for Department of Human Services (DHS) Certified Child Care Providers Participating in Child Care Works (CCW)

Announcement ELRC 22-09 Subject: Registration Fees for Department of Human Services (DHS) Certified Child Care Providers Participating in Child Care Works (CCW) To: All DHS Certified Child Care Providers; Relative Providers; In-Home Providers; Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs); and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Program Representatives From:  [...]

ELRC 22-09: Registration Fees for Department of Human Services (DHS) Certified Child Care Providers Participating in Child Care Works (CCW)2022-12-22T16:07:03-05:00

Now Open: Early Learning Resource Center Request for Applications

The Early Learning Resource Center Request for Applications is now open on Pennsylvania’s eMarketplace. Information can be found here: PA - eMarketplace (state.pa.us) The deadline to submit applications is February 17, 2023.

Now Open: Early Learning Resource Center Request for Applications2022-12-20T11:47:47-05:00

ELRC 22-08: Requirements for Programs Using an OCDEL-Approved Alternate Pathway to a Keystone STARS Designation in the Professional Development (PD) Registry

Announcement ELRC 22-08 Subject: Requirements for Programs Using an OCDEL-Approved Alternate Pathway to a Keystone STARS Designation in the Professional Development (PD) Registry To: All Keystone STARS Providers using an OCDEL-Approved Alternate Pathway for STARS Designation; Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs); and The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Early Learning Resource Center [...]

ELRC 22-08: Requirements for Programs Using an OCDEL-Approved Alternate Pathway to a Keystone STARS Designation in the Professional Development (PD) Registry2022-11-30T15:26:54-05:00

ELRC 22-07: OCDEL-Approved Curricula and Developmental Assessment Tools in Keystone STARS

Announcement ELRC 22-07 Subject: OCDEL-Approved Curricula and Developmental Assessment Tools in Keystone STARS To: All Keystone STARS Providers; Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs); and The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Early Learning Resource Center Program Representatives From:  Shante’ Brown Acting Deputy Secretary, Office of Child Development & Early Learning Issue Date: Dec. [...]

ELRC 22-07: OCDEL-Approved Curricula and Developmental Assessment Tools in Keystone STARS2022-11-30T15:27:33-05:00

Updated Approved Pediatric First Aid and CPR Providers and Curriculums Chart Available Now

The Approved Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Providers and Curriculums chart has been updated to include the number of awarded PD (PQAS) hours participants will be awarded. These hours are based on the average length of the events scheduled for the course. This may or may not reflect the actual time frame [...]

Updated Approved Pediatric First Aid and CPR Providers and Curriculums Chart Available Now2022-11-07T12:33:06-05:00

Opportunity to learn about Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts prior to full rebid in 2023

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is announcing opportunities to participate in informational webinars and regional meetings to learn about the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (PA PKC) program. FY 2022-2023 is the last program year for the current five-year grant cycle of the PA PKC program. In the [...]

Opportunity to learn about Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts prior to full rebid in 20232023-01-12T17:25:19-05:00

Call for Presenters for the 2023 PA Pre-K Counts & Head Start Supplemental Grantee Meeting

The Pennsylvania Key in support of Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is pleased to announce the Call for Presenters for our annual Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and  Grantee Meeting to be held on March 8 - 9, 2023 at the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Poconos, PA. We are looking for presentations [...]

Call for Presenters for the 2023 PA Pre-K Counts & Head Start Supplemental Grantee Meeting2022-10-25T15:50:07-04:00

Work Force Support Grant 2.0

Application, Information and Requirements For Department of Human Services (DHS) Certified Child Care Providers       Please read all information on this webpage before completing and sending the Work Force Support Grant (WFSG) 2.0 Application to your Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC). The Work Force Support Grant 2.0 Grant (which includes the information on this page can [...]

Work Force Support Grant 2.02022-10-25T07:27:29-04:00

C-22-07: Role of Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) in Ensuring Compliance with Immunization Regulations

Announcement C-22-07 Subject: Role of Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) in Ensuring Compliance with Immunization Regulations To: All Department of Human Services (DHS) Certified Child Care Facilities; Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs); and Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) ELRC Program Representatives From: Tracey Campanini, Deputy Secretary, Office [...]

C-22-07: Role of Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) in Ensuring Compliance with Immunization Regulations2022-10-05T15:48:52-04:00

C-22-06: Updated Health and Safety Pre-Service and One-Hour Training

Announcement C-22-06Subject: Updated Health and Safety Pre-Service and One-Hour TrainingTo:All Department of Human Services (DHS) Certified Child Care Facilities;Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs); andOffice of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) ELRC Program RepresentativesFrom:Tracey Campanini,Deputy Secretary, Office of Child Development & Early LearningIssue Date: Oct. 4, 2022Effective Date: Oct. 4, 2022End Date: N/AView this information [...]

C-22-06: Updated Health and Safety Pre-Service and One-Hour Training2022-10-04T10:42:16-04:00