Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Professional Development The Program Quality Assessment (PQA) team offers a variety of professional development (PD) sessions to meet the needs of early childhood and school-age professionals. Sessions are created by the Program Quality Assessment team, in collaboration with Program Observation Instrument (POI) authors and publishers or are provided for [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Let’s Talk Quality! A Blog about Program Quality Assessment in PA www.letstalkqualitypa.com Reach the blog team at email@example.com with questions or comments. PROGRAM OBSERVATION IN STARS The Environment Rating Scales (ERS) and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) are observation-based assessment tools used to evaluate the quality of early childhood programs. The tools have been tested for [...]
Effective Aug. 1, 2020, there is a new process for early childhood education (ECE) professionals and families to request supports for a child with unique needs or challenging behaviors to help prevent expulsion and/or suspension from ECE programs. In the past, providers and families would call the CONNECT Helpline. Starting Aug. 1, 2020, to request [...]
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is available for renters of residential properties who are at risk of eviction or utility shutoffs due to hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Landlords can apply for assistance on behalf of tenants and receive assistance directly if the tenant is eligible. ERAP is an unprecedented investment in the [...]
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Professionals Pennsylvania's Professional Development (PD) Registry supports the professional growth of Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals by serving as a one-stop shop to: Track employment, education and training history; Plan professional development including access to an easy to use self-assessment tool; and Find statewide quality professional [...]
The following resources are for all PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start and Keystone STARS providers. Guides for New Providers PELICAN As One (PPT) (updated 1/2/2018) Helping Parents Understand ELN (updated 7/27/2017) PELICAN ELN System Training Guide for PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start and STARS providers (updated 4/5/2018) Includes step by step instructions and screenshots on [...]