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 [...]
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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.
PENNSYLVANIA CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-AGE PROFESSIONALS The Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies for Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals (formerly known as the Core Body of Knowledge) is an essential component of Pennsylvania's professional development system. It identifies a set of content areas that help define the knowledge expectations for professionals in settings within [...]
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 [...]
Let’s Talk Quality! A Blog about Program Quality Assessment in PA www.letstalkqualitypa.com Reach the blog team at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The CDA Credential is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide ECE professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of [...]
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. PQAS Application: [...]
OCDEL has received numerous requests for clarification around the daily update provided by Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine related to COVID-19. Press announcements are posted on the Governor's website. Daily briefings are generally held at 2 p.m. and can be streamed here. On March 19, 2020 the Governor announced the Closure of All Businesses That Are Not [...]
If you would like to connect directly with the Bureau of Certification Services, all questions and correspondence should be directed to email@example.com or you can connect with your Regional Office. View the Regional Map here. The Bureau of Certification Services is responsible for the regulation of all child care centers, group day care [...]