By Aimee Currier How many of us have pondered the thought of “just where did half of my socks go?” I read a funny quote that said lost socks come back as Tupperware lids! May 9th has been designated as “National Lost Sock Memorial Day.” It is quite a unique “holiday” and one that you can [...]
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Are you an individual seeking to join the Early Childhood Education workforce? Or are you an Early Learning Professional looking to further your education and career? Here are some resources and next steps to take in your journey! Review your professional competencies. Evaluate your knowledge and skill in core competencies for home visitors and early [...]
Are you looking to become a certified child care center or are you an existing child care facility or family home provider looking for ways to improve quality? Here are a list of resources for programs: Become certified! The Bureau of Certification Services is responsible for the regulation of all child care centers, group day care homes and [...]
Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO™) What is PICCOLO? PICCOLO focuses on the interactions between an adult and a child. Adult-child relationships during the early childhood years predict future success in school and in life. PICCOLO gathers information about positive adult-child interactions that support children’s development through talking and play. [...]
Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments (ROSIE) What is ROSIE? ROSIE focuses on a classroom's level of aesthetic beauty by looking through a lens of nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points. It considers the function, adaptability of the space and the dynamic needs and interests of those who inhabit the space. [...]
Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS) What is TPITOS? The TPITOS focuses on the implementation of classroom practices related to developing responsive, nurturing relationships and promoting young children’s social – emotional development. The TPITOS is made up of three types of items: Observational Items – items, or categories of teacher behaviors, that represent practices that [...]
All elementary schools are encouraged to implement Pennsylvania’s Kindergarten Entry Inventory in the 2018-2019 school year in preparation for enhanced ESSA requirements. The Kindergarten Entry Inventory is available to all school districts at no cost. Pennsylvania’s Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI) is a reliable reporting tool that offers teachers an instructional strategy for understanding and tracking [...]
Pennsylvania's Early Care and Education Professional Development Organizations Request for Application (RFA) #17-18 Released Applications due March 19, 2019 The PA Department of Human Services has posted the following Solicitation RFA 17-18 . The objective of this RFA is to identify Early Care and Education Professional Development Organizations ("ECE PDOs")to: Coordinate and facilitate access to credit-bearing, stackable, portable coursework [...]
Human Services has posted the following Solicitation RFP 07-18 for Pennsylvania receives funding through the Child Care and Development and Block Grant (“CCDBG”) to support low-income working families’ access to high-quality child care. The work to support the CCDBG grant is currently performed in Region 18 (Philadelphia) by two types of OCDEL business partners, the [...]
On behalf of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), the Pennsylvania Key coordinates the Child Development Associate (CDA) Assessment Fee Voucher program and Rising STARS Tuition Assistance program. For consideration for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020, submit completed applications for one or both programs by June 15, 2020. Any applications received after this [...]