Important Message from the Bureau of Certification Regarding Clearances and the Coronavirus, released 02/07/2020.
Clearances: The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Bureau of Certification wants to clarify the responsibility of child care providers as it relates to confirming clearances for EITA, the Pennsylvania Key, therapists, OCDEL staff or staff employed by other OCDEL business partners that may enter the child care center. Read more.
Coronavirus: The Pennsylvania Department of Health has stated there are no reported cases of the coronavirus in the commonwealth.
Due to close interpersonal contact, shared toys and limited ability of young children to understand or practice respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene it is important that caregivers follow regulatory requirements regarding hand washing, sanitizing and diapering to combat the spread of viruses in child care facilities. Are you following the regulations in your facility? Read more.