This page is a draft. Proposed URL: pakeys.org/pdregistry For Early Childhood Education (ECE) Professionals and Educators How to Tipsheet: Locate an Account or Create a New Account (PDF) Retrieve Forgotten Password (PDF) Change the Email Associated with Your Account (PDF) Video Tutorials [...]
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Announcement C-21-08: Compliance with Acting Secretary of Health’s Face Covering Order The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification have released Announcement C-21-08: Compliance with Acting Secretary of Health’s Face Covering Order. The purpose of this announcement is to: (1) clarify the minimum [...]
June 28, 2021: Announcement C-21-04, Best Practices for Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus Announcement from Thursday, August 26, 2020 Non-Licensed Part-Day School Age Child Care Program or Learning Pod Notification of Operation (PDF) Notification of Operation as Non-Licensed School Age Provider form (PDF) Information and Resources for Families Searching for School-Age [...]
On Dec. 9, 2020, an online portal--the DHS CARES Act Funding Tracking Tool--will launch for OCDEL providers to submit final costs of Act 24 of 2020 funding. The due date for submission of the required Final Report was extended to Dec. 31, 2020. DHS is requesting providers complete the COVID-19 Act 24 Cost Reporting Form in the web-based portal. Providers should keep all documentations related to [...]
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 [...]
The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification have released the Announcement C-21-07: COVID-19 Policy Updates. The purpose of this Announcement is to communicate the release of an Order of the Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Face [...]
Better Kid Care Online Modules to Fulfill Health and Safety PD Requirement ¡Y también disponsible en Español! – Updated Feb. 2021
Better Kid Care Online Modules to Fulfill Health and Safety PD Requirement ¡Y también disponsible en Español! - Updated Feb. 2021 On behalf of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), the Pennsylvania Key and Penn State's Better Kid Care collaborated in 2018 to create new online courses to meet the requirements for [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Thursday, June 27th at 12:00 -1:00 Please join us for a live webinar* to review the new enhancements to Pennsylvania’s online professional development and workforce registry on July 1. What is the PD Registry? The PD Registry is a technology system that functions as a workforce registry. A workforce registry increases the number of high-quality [...]