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Co-Hosts OCDEL & Start Strong PA Want to Hear from You!

Join OCDEL Deputy Secretary Shante’ Brown and Start Strong PA partners at one of the virtual child care provider Listening Sessions this fall!

The 13 listening session events are designed to:

  • Share the results from the September 2023 child care provider survey (focused on successes and challenges with the Pennsylvania child care system);
  • Gather additional feedback on the Pennsylvania child care system from those working in the field;
  • Offer opportunities for your questions to be answered by Deputy Secretary Brown; and
  • Present current and future opportunities to engage with OCDEL and Start Strong PA.

You are the experts, and we want your input to help strengthen Pennsylvania’s child care system.

Below are the details for each Listening Session. Choose the Child Care Listening Session based on your child care program’s Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) and register today! Home based providers have an additional evening option available!

Central, Schuylkill, & Berks

including ELRCs 8 and 13

Thursday, December 14, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Family Child Care Focus

Statewide

Monday, December 4, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Northcentral

including ELRCs 7 and 11

Friday, December 8, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Northeast & Lehigh Valley

including ELRCs 12 and 14

Monday, December 4, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Northwest

including ELRCs 1 and 2

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Philadelphia

including ELRC 18

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Southcentral

including ELRCs 9 and 10

Monday, December 11, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Southern Alleghenies

including ELRC 6

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Southwest #1

including ELRCs 3, 4 and 5

Thursday, November 30, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Southwest #2

including ELRCs 3, 4 and 5

Friday, December 15, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bucks, Chester, Delaware & Montgomery

including ELRCs 15, 16, 17 and 19

Monday, December 18, 2023
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

**Spanish translation will be available for this session.**

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