Important Update Regarding PA’s Certification Regulation Rewrite Project

OCDEL is now inviting the larger early childhood community to provide and submit feedback on the rewrite Pennsylvania’s child care certification regulations, using the OCDEL Certification Regulation Rewrite Project Feedback Tool by August 19, 2022. This is not a formal public comment period and is meant to be an extra level of engagement with the [...]

Important Update Regarding PA’s Certification Regulation Rewrite Project2022-08-08T15:11:43-04:00

ELRC 22-05: Sunset or Obsolete Keystone STARS Policy Announcements

Announcement ELRC 22-05 Subject: Sunset or Obsolete Keystone STARS Policy Announcements To: All Department of Human Services (DHS) Certified Child Care Providers; All Keystone STARS Providers; Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs); the Pennsylvania Key (PA) Staff; and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) ELRC Program Representatives From:  Tracey Campanini Deputy Secretary, Office [...]

ELRC 22-05: Sunset or Obsolete Keystone STARS Policy Announcements2022-08-04T08:35:35-04:00

Submit Accreditation for Keystone STARS Alternative Pathway Designations

Submit Accreditation for Keystone STARS Alternative Pathway Designations 1. Go to www.papdregistry.org. 2. Click Login in the top right corner. 3. Enter your email address and password, then click Login. 4. As someone with an Organizational Administrative role, click on the name of your organization from the top right-hand corner [...]

Submit Accreditation for Keystone STARS Alternative Pathway Designations2022-08-01T00:32:47-04:00

No-Cost Early Literacy Materials for Pennsylvania Early Learning Programs from Office of Commonwealth Libraries

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has developed a series of print resources to share early literacy tips with families and caregivers of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. These brochures are available at no cost to Pennsylvania early learning programs. The materials include: Healthy Bodies Brochure: A great selection of books that promote healthy eating or gives [...]

No-Cost Early Literacy Materials for Pennsylvania Early Learning Programs from Office of Commonwealth Libraries2022-07-28T11:27:05-04:00

Guiding Questions for Reviewing the OCDEL Child Care Certification Regulation Rewrite

This information is also available as a PDF. Additional information about Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) journey to rewrite the child care certification regulations is available on the main project page. Is this written in a way that makes it clear there [...]

Guiding Questions for Reviewing the OCDEL Child Care Certification Regulation Rewrite2022-08-04T17:56:36-04:00

Changes to Environment Rating Scale (ERS) Self-Paced Professional Development in the PD Registry

As of July 1, 2022, the Pennsylvania Key no longer offers the self-paced Environment Rating Scale (ERS) online courses for ITERS-R, ECERS-R, ECERS-3, SACERS-U, FCCERS-R in Pennsylvania's Professional Development (PD) Registry. ERS PD is still offered in-person and virtually through the Program Quality Assessment team. Anyone who purchased an ERS Online Course prior to June [...]

Changes to Environment Rating Scale (ERS) Self-Paced Professional Development in the PD Registry2022-07-24T22:07:34-04:00

C-22-05: Obsolete Bureau of Certification Services Policy Announcements

Announcement C-22-05 Subject: Obsolete Bureau of Certification Services Policy Announcements To: All Department of Human Services (DHS) Certified Child Care Facilities; Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Bureau of Certification Services Staff; and Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) From:  Tracey Campanini Deputy Secretary, Office of Child Development & Early Learning Issue Date: July [...]

C-22-05: Obsolete Bureau of Certification Services Policy Announcements2022-07-21T13:25:03-04:00

PQA Team to Host Business Administration Scale (BAS) Community of Practice (COP) Cohorts

The Pennsylvania Key's Program Quality Assessment (PQA) team invites Family Child Care Providers and Group Child Care Providers in a residential building to join a Business Administration Scale (BAS) Community of Practice (CoP) cohort. This opportunity is for providers who want to enhance their knowledge of the Business Administration Scale (BAS), gain a deeper understanding [...]

PQA Team to Host Business Administration Scale (BAS) Community of Practice (COP) Cohorts2022-07-22T15:30:55-04:00

Navigate the Feedback Tool for the Child Care Certification Regulation Rewrite Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHMeKKww5NI Additional information about Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) journey to rewrite the child care certification regulations is available on the main project page. Additional information about Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) journey to rewrite the child care certification regulations is available [...]

Navigate the Feedback Tool for the Child Care Certification Regulation Rewrite Project2022-08-08T14:15:12-04:00

2022 Child Care Market Rate Survey

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is asking all licensed child care facilities to share information about tuition rates and the true cost of care. OCDEL, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Key and the Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, invites all licensed child care facilities to [...]

2022 Child Care Market Rate Survey2022-07-08T08:52:21-04:00