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T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Applications for the Spring 2022 Semester

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 [...]

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Applications for the Spring 2022 Semester2021-10-25T08:57:28-04:00

There’s Still Time to Participate in the ARTIC Survey!

The deadline to participate in the ARTIC Survey has been extended! 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 and OCDEL Business Partners including Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC), [...]

There’s Still Time to Participate in the ARTIC Survey!2021-10-22T16:51:57-04:00

Apply Now to Participate in the Be Strong Parent Café Online Event

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 [...]

Apply Now to Participate in the Be Strong Parent Café Online Event2021-10-21T12:42:58-04:00

Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs

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 [...]

Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs2021-10-19T11:13:09-04:00

Enhancements To Subsidized Child Care Program

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 [...]

Enhancements To Subsidized Child Care Program2021-10-19T10:24:02-04:00

Regulatory Reinstatement

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 [...]

Regulatory Reinstatement2021-10-18T15:08:56-04:00

ARPA Stabilization Grant Applications Available Now in PD Registry

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grant application is now available to eligible child care providers in the Professional Development (PD) Registry. Learn how to apply by viewing the tutorial video or the tip sheet. Additional information, including instructions, FAQs and previous announcements can be found on the ARPA Stabilization Grants (pakeys.org/arpastabilizationgrants) page on [...]

ARPA Stabilization Grant Applications Available Now in PD Registry2021-09-23T15:38:18-04:00

ARPA Stabilization Grant Update – Calculation

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is making American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants available to eligible child care providers. This email will help eligible certified child care providers (child care center, group child care homes, family child care homes) understand how much ARPA Stabilization Grant funding they can anticipate receiving when [...]

ARPA Stabilization Grant Update – Calculation2021-09-16T11:32:18-04:00

Announcement C-21-08

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 [...]

Announcement C-21-082021-09-15T11:20:54-04:00

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Health Integration Prenatal-to-Three Program Positions

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Health Integration Prenatal-to-Three Program Positions Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) was awarded a federal grant to support a sustainable, integrated, comprehensive system of care accessible to all pregnant and parenting families of infants and toddlers. OCDEL is seeking enthusiastic individuals with an understanding of statewide [...]

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Health Integration Prenatal-to-Three Program Positions2021-09-13T18:10:30-04:00