Children’s Trust Fund RFA

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced the Request for Applications for Children’s Trust Fund. Solicitation due date July 19, 2021. Learn more.

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June 10, 2021: Updates on Face Coverings

All children two years and older, and staff must continue to wear face coverings to the extent possible during inside activities at child care while the Secretary of Health Order for Universal Face Coverings is in place. As a reminder, the Universal Face Covering Order is set to expire on June 28, 2021, or when 70 percent […]

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Coming soon: Let’s Talk Quality Webinar Series

Let’s Talk Quality Webinar Series! The Pennsylvania Key announces the launch of a webinar series, scheduled to go live July 2021. Join the Program Quality Assessors each month as they discuss topics relevant to your work. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about program quality, ask questions, and share ideas. The series is scheduled […]

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Now Offering Refunds of Director Credential and/or School-Age Professional Credential Application Fee(s)

In recognition of the hardships and challenges of the last year, the Pennsylvania Key is offering an opportunity to receive a one-time refund of the application fee for any Director Credentials and School-Age Professional Credentials earned between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. To apply for this refund, select the appropriate credential below and […]

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2021-22 Pennsylvania Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program Request for Applications – Action Required

2021-22 Pennsylvania Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program Request for Applications – Action Required Required Letter of Intent Deadline June 24, 2021 The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is announcing a competitive Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP) Request for Application (RFA) for fiscal year 2021-22. OCDEL encourages […]

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Announcement C-21-02

Announcement C-21-02: Act 62 of 2020 Fire Safety Requirements for Certified Child Care Facilities The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Certification and Bureau of Policy & Professional Development have released the Announcement C-21-02 Act 62 of 2020 Fire Safety Requirements for Certified Child Care Facilities. This Announcement describes the requirements […]

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Learn More About Pennsylvania’s Prenatal to Third Grade (P3) Systems Building Logic Model and Health topics for PQAS and ACT 48 hours

The Bureau of Policy and Professional Development has developed, or partnered to develop, different online trainings that are applicable to the field of early childhood.  The trainings are centered around Pennsylvania’s’ Prenatal to Third Grade (P3) Systems Building Logic Model and Health topics related to childhood obesity prevention.  These asynchronous courses are free and offer […]

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Extension to Submit Comments for Pennsylvania’s Draft CCDF State Plan for FY 22-24

May 18, 2021:  The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) thanks everyone who participated during today’s public hearing related to Pennsylvania’s Draft CCDF State Plan for FY 22-24, and particularly to those who provided testimony and provided comments thus far. To ensure adequate time for interested stakeholders to provide written comments, the […]

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2021-22 Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Request for Applications

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is announcing a competitive Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Request for Applications (RFA) Guidance. This RFA is intended to support providers in preparing to serve and enroll children by September 2021. The RFA is being released in May 2021 to give providers time to […]

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Now Available: May PA Early Ed News

Get the most up to date information about early childhood education in the May edition of the PA Early Ed News!

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