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).
Updated: Provisional Hiring Practices Pertaining to Act 12 of 2022

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has been working to update the Provisional Hire requirements for the field. OCDEL issued this communication to providers immediately upon approval. It will also be included in the June PA Early Ed News. Please share with your program administrators and individuals who make hiring decisions. Read more.
How to Talk with Children After a Traumatic Event

The May 26, 2022, recording of WITF's Smart Talk addresses how to talk with our kids after another traumatic event with Dr. Brian Allen (PhD), a clinical psychologist and director of mental health services at the Center for the Protection of Children at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and Brandy Fox, Director of Cross Sector Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Initiatives with the Pennsylvania Key, that is part of Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning. Listen to the recording and visit the Pennsylvania Key website for resources.
Act Now to Make Your Vote Count

Although it is months away, you can prepare now for the Pennsylvania General Election on November 8, 2022. The last day to register to vote is October 24, 2022, and the last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot is November 1, 2022. Get info on voter registration requirements, how to register to vote, and voter ID for first time voters at vote.pa.gov.