Watch the ARPA Stabilization Grant Allowable Expenses Recorded Webinar on YouTube ARPA Stabilization Grant Allowable Expenses Recorded Webinar Transcript Recorded on Sept. 8, 2021. So I want to welcome everybody to our American rescue plan act stabilization grants webinar, probably heard it referred to as ARPA stabilization grants. And I'm going to just [...]
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The Commonwealth recently announced (click here to access the press release) the selection of a vendor for the Resource Information and Services Enterprise – or RISE PA – the upcoming statewide resource and referral tool. When fully implemented, anyone in Pennsylvania will be able to access this tool from their personal computers, tablets, and mobile [...]
Adams & York Counties Family First Health Contact: Kara Kehm Phone: (717) 843-6330 E-mail: email@example.com Allegheny County Allegheny County Health Department Contact: Bobbi Patrizio Phone: (412) 247-7954 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Armstrong & Indiana Counties ARIN IU #28 Contact: Kathy Monko Phone: (724) 463-5300 EXT. 1219 E-mail: email@example.com Berks County Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County Contact: [...]
New recording from OCDEL shares guidance for operating child cares COVID-19. For child care centers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkQHMphWKlU For family child care centers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=av8iUzDqNbo Get more info at www.pakeys.org/ece-coronavirus-resources, the section Guidance for Schools and Child Cares.
QUICK LINKS Click here to login to The PD Registry. Early Learning Professionals & Program Directors: Find resources, tipsheets, and the Professional Development Plan here. PQAS Instructors & Professional Development Organizations (PDOs): Find resources and tipsheets here. Career Pathway: Find resources and tipsheets here. Foreign Degree Evaluation Reimbursement: Find application and resources here. [...]
New CDA Cohorts While PDOs Implement in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is implementing statewide Professional Development Organizations (PDOs). PDOs will specialize in access to credit-bearing coursework and credentials for the early childhood education (ECE) workforce. Shippensburg University and Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) were selected as the PDOs in [...]
By Tracy Walter Early in 2019, the PA Key Program Quality Assessment team began orientations in partnership with the Branagh Group to introduce the LearnERS platform. LearnERS helps guide programs through a quality improvement process using the Environment Rating Scales. LearnERS is an online platform offered to center-based programs through a limited number of LearnERS-PA [...]
If you would like to connect directly with the Bureau of Certification Services, all questions and correspondence should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can connect with your Regional Office. View the Regional Map here. OCDEL's Bureau of Certification Services issues periodic information about meeting child care regulations through the Certification News. Sign [...]
Environment Rating Scale (ERS®) What is ERS? ERS focuses on the typical daily experiences of children in early childhood and school-age settings. The assessment considers how teacher engagement, the spaces and equipment used by the children, accessible play materials, and children's activities combine to enhance learning. The ERS instruments are comprised of subscales and items. [...]
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has begun the planning process with the regional Professional Development Organizations (PDOs). The PDOs were created to coordinate and facilitate access to credit-bearing coursework and credentials for the early childhood education (ECE) workforce. Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) was selected for the Philadelphia and Southeast (Bucks, [...]