Updated OCC Compliance Announcements

The reauthorized Child Care Development Block Grant Fund (CCDF) requires Lead Agencies to maintain compliance with all provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG), regulations, and the state’s approved CCDF Plan during the administration of their program. The monitoring cycle for FY2019-FY2021 focused on 34 regulations within 11 topical areas of […]

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Webinar: T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships – Financial & Other Supports to Help ECE Professionals Earn a Degree Debt Free!

If you are an Early Childhood Education Professional interested in furthering your education, join PACCA for an information session to learn more about the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program. T.E.A.C.H. is a unique opportunity that provides financial and other supports to help ECE professionals enroll in college, earn their degree debt free and earn more money! PACCA recently […]

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Message from OCDEL Deputy Secretary Campanini

Jan. 17, 2022:  The Departments of Human Services and Health regularly track data on COVID-19 infections. As you can see there has been a significant increase of infections in child care. Additional information about community transmission can be found at COVID 19 Data for PA. The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Jan. 20: Final Bilingual Assistance Offered for ARPA Stabilization Grant Applications

The final session of the office hours for Spanish speaking early childhood education providers interested in applying for the ARPA Stabilization grant will be held on Jan. 20, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. All types of child care settings–center, group and home-based–are invited to participate to support Spanish speaking owners, directors and administrators. During […]

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Request for Application for Family Support Programs

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports, is seeking to award funds to qualified Applicants for the implementation or continuation of Family Support Programs, which consist of community-based, high-quality Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) services, as well as three categories of enhancements to these services: Evidence-Informed Programs, […]

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Applications Being Accepted for PA’s Equity in ECE Champion Awards

Applications Being Accepted for Pennsylvania’s Equity in Early Childhood Education Champion Awards Application Deadline Feb. 7, 2022 The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has announced applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania’s Equity in Early Childhood Education Champion Awards. The awards bring awareness to and highlight the equity work being done […]

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Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Team Provides Support For Ongoing Professional Learning for ECE Professionals

Looking to support new teachers and the ongoing professional learning of all program staff? The Pennsylvania Key Program Quality Assessment (PQA) team can provide individualized support to interested early learning programs. This opportunity may include coaching and resources around: Classroom environment (room arrangement, appropriate classroom schedules, etc.) Classroom interactions (responsive interaction-based caregiving, teacher-child interactions, peer […]

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Becoming Trauma Informed Series: PDII

Dates: 3/3/22, 3/31/22, 4/14/22, 5/5/22, 5/19/22, & 6/2/22    Time: 12:30-3:30 pm      Location: Virtually   Participants must be able to attend ALL six sessions. PDII Participants will learn how to deliver the Becoming Trauma Informed Series from the Health Federation which includes the following: Module 1: Becoming Trauma Informed Module 2: Becoming Trauma Informed-Practice Skills Module […]

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Early Childhood Education Credentials Consultant Request for Applications

Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) through its partnership with the Pennsylvania Key (PA Key) is seeking to contract with an individual to develop two, system-supported Early Childhood Education Credentials. This work will add two additional, system-supported options for child care staff to Pennsylvania’s Career Pathway-an alternative Level A ECE Competency Credential […]

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Announcement C-21-11, Addition of COVID-19 to List of Reportable Communicable Diseases

Dec. 20, 2021. The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification have released the Announcement C-21-11, Addition of COVID-19 to List of Reportable Communicable Diseases. This Announcement notifies child care facilities that the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Health (DOH) has added COVID-19 […]

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