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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]
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 [...]
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.