Welcome to the ECE Recap where you can find the
most recent and important information from the
Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).
Announcement ELRC 22-03 UPDATED

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development has released the Announcement ELRC 22-03 UPDATED: Streamlined Keystone STARS Designation System within the Pennsylvania Professional Development Registry. The Announcement provides information on the launch of the streamlined Keystone STARS Designation sub-system within the Pennsylvania (PA) Professional Development (PD) Registry on July 1, 2022. Updated language is highlighted in red text within the document. Read more.
PDE Building Equity-Inclusion-Belonging in the Neighborhood Roadmap

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) invites early childhood education (ECE) programs to consider submitting a promising practice describing an innovative way they are creating spaces for Equity-Inclusion-Belonging (EIB) and/or embedding EIB into the everyday work of their ECE program. There is a specific focus on those practices that influence leadership and systems change. Deadline is May 31, 2022. Read more.
PA Early Childhood Professionals: Have You Downloaded the Healthy Minds App?

A reminder to all Pennsylvania early childhood professionals--you have 2-years of free access to the Healthy Minds app, Healthy Minds@Work! Your access can be found on the Pennsylvania Key website where you will search for your Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region, click on the link and you will be directed to the login page for Healthy Minds. After that, just download the app on your smart phone device and get started. Start your free access today!