Only 21% of Pennsylvania child care providers
updated their rate information as of the end of November.
Making sure your child care rates are updated in PELICAN's Provider Self Service can have an impact on all Pennsylvania child care providers.
It helps ensure OCDEL has important data to compare private pay prices with Child Care Works reimbursements known as base rates. It also supports Pennsylvania in the completion of an every three years report which is provided to the federal Office of Child Care.
Your updated information is important, even if your rates have not changed.
If you have already updated your rates between
, thank you for participating! You do not need to do anything further. Your update will be included in the new Market Rate Survey.
If you have not updated your rates between
, or if your rates have not changed but your last update occurred before 10/1/2019, you should follow these instructions
by Dec. 31
- Log into the PELICAN Provider Self-Service before Dec. 31, 2019. You will need a User Name and Password. Don’t have a username and password? Contact your Early Learning Resource Center. They can help you enroll in Provider Self-Service or update child care prices if you do not have access to Provider Self-Service.
- Check your rate information. Is it correct? If no: Provide updated rate information. If yes: Confirm the information is correct.
- Check your effective date. Is it January 1, 2020? If no: Update the effective date to January 1, 2020. If yes: Confirm the effective date is correct.