COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) issued an update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations through the PA Early Ed News Special Announcement on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. View the update.

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PA’s Prenatal-to-Age-Three Collaborative Family Leadership Learning Community

Do you know families who have suggestions about child care, health and family support services for children and their families? Do you know family members who are interested in participating in decision-making about services in their community? Do you know families who feel called to action to strengthen their community or participate in statewide policy […]

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New HRSA Challenge Competition to Address Declining Vaccination Coverage and Well-Child Visits

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides health care to people who are geographically isolated, and/or economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has launched the Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge competition to respond to declining rates of childhood […]

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Jan. 18, 2021 ECE Recap

The Jan. 18, 2021 ECE Recap is now available! Click here to read.

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Application Now Open: Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award

The Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award application is now open. Deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 12, 2021. The one-time award of $600 is paid to eligible child care employees and child care support staff of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) certified child care providers. This award is paid through Early Learning Resource […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award for Child Care Workers

Jan. 8, 2021: The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is providing a one-time award of $600 to employees within the child care industry using federal Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) quality dollars and remaining CARES Act round one and two funding. This award process will replace the quality Keystone STARS Education and […]

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Supporting Families in Need of Affordable Housing

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)in collaboration with Self-Determination Housing of Pennsylvania, is providing Home Visitors, Family Support program staff, and Early intervention staff with resources to support families with young children to secure affordable and/or accessible housing. January 26, 2021: PREP Implementation Lunch ‘n Learn Join us to learn how to set up […]

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January 2021 Edition of the PA Early Ed News

The January 2021 edition of the PA Early Ed News is now available! Read the most up-to-date news about Pennsylvania’s early childhood education.

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Jan. 4, 2021 – ACT 24 Reporting Tool Update

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) continues to respond to child care providers who reported delays in receiving login and password assistance or have not received an email notifying them of the need to login to complete the CARES Act Round 3 reporting survey. The final report submission due date was Dec. […]

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Public Comment Period Now Open for FY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan

The Office of Child Care (OCC) has announced the opening of the second public comment period for the FY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan. Available is the revised Plan Preprint, as well as a copy of the Federal Register announcement. As a reminder, the CCDF Plan is how states and territories apply for CCDF funding (658E […]

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