July 13, 2022

Welcome to the
ELRC 8, 9, & 10 Newsletter
Your source for all relevant resources, updates, PD, and events
relating to Child Care and School Age Care in your region!
Supports and Contacts
STARS Contact List
OCDEL Updates
2022 Child Care Market Rate Survey

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is asking all licensed child care facilities to share information about tuition rates and the true cost of care.

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OCDEL ECE Recap July 11, 2022

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).

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ELRC Learning Opportunities
ELRC July Information Sessions
Thursday, July 21
1:30 pm | 6:30 pm

Join representatives of the ELRC and collaborative partners such as DHS and CCW to hear the latest updates in the field. Q & A session always available! Request a ZOOM link via email HERE!
CACFP and Nutrition
Planning with a Purpose- A Diversity, Equity & Inclusion ...

1. Event description: This is the first step to articulating your event goals and DEI vision. Organize the planning committee. Work with your community to develop event objectives. Gather input from community members who are the intended audience ...

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Summer Series: CACFP Portable Picnics

Sunny days with a refreshing breeze are a perfect time to take dining outdoors. On Thursday, July 14th, learn from our Nutrition Education Specialist, Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, about how to create and safely serve CACFP meals picnic...

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Keystone STARS
Community Partners
Listen Up! 👂New Annual Training Series Available Now!

The 2022-2023 Annual Training Series is available now. The series is a compilation of three job aids, covering annual training requirements for Infant/Toddler Early Intervention professionals, including cultural competency, transition, and...

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
7/13- Teaching and Learning About Race: Fantastic Practice

Our goal of raising children to thrive in a healthy and just multiracial democracy necessitates an education system that supports honest and open teaching and learning about race and racism, past and present. It may be easier for some to envision ...

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Sesame Street: Love Makes a Family Song | Pride Month...

Celebrate Pride Month all year long with this new Pride song for kids celebrating all families! Our family is part of who we are, and that's something to be ...

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Social-Emotional Learning
What you do every day matters more than what you do...

For all of our early childhood friends (including parents!) out there, here's a story of both affirmation and inspiration for whenever you might...

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Health, Safety, & Wellness
Scholastic Recalls Shake Look Touch Books Due to Choking ...

Consumers should immediately take the book away from young children and cut the pom poms off the book. Consumers can participate in the recall and receive a $10 gift card by registering online at www.recallrtr.com/slt, submitting a picture of the ...

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Take care of yourself this summer

"Those of us who work with or for children have a responsibility to nurture ourselves as tenderly as we nurture the children in our care. ...

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Encouraging Children to Drink Water | ECLKC

Water is important for good oral health and overall health and well-being. Drinking water every day helps move nutrients throughout the body, gets rid of waste, gives skin a healthy glow, keeps muscles moving, and promotes a healthy weight. This...

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Family Providers
Family Child Care and Interconnected Smoke Alarms

FCCH will be required to install interconnected alarms on each floor of their home. PennAEYC will assist providers in utilizing shared buying services to reduce these costs through SharedSourcePA. Stay tuned for more about this!

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Parents & Families
Vestibular Activities to Move and Develop - The OT Toolbox

As humans, we move all day long. But did you know the power of vestibular activities on daily function, learning, and occupation? Therapists use movement and play based tasks with sensory tools like obstacle courses, sensory swings, scooter...

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Professional Development: on the PD Registry
July 16 - ASHI Pediatric First Aid/CPR

ASHI Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid is an ideal training solution for schools, child care providers, youth sports coaches, and others required to learn how to respond to medical emergencies involving children.

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July 22 - ASHI Pediatric First Aid/CPR

ASHI Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid is an ideal training solution for schools, child care providers, youth sports coaches, and others required to learn how to respond to medical emergencies involving children.

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Professional Development: Other Opportunities
7/13-Leading a Program Where Positive Outcomes Become...

We will discuss ways to engage and empower teachers at all levels of experience, so that the three R’s—resilient, reliable, and remarkable—become staples of your leadership style and for your program as a whole.

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7/20- How to Design Teacher In-Service Days

The time that you spend with all your staff together is limited, so how can you make the most of it? This webinar will share important keys to maximizing your impact during teacher workdays. You'll learn how to build strong relationships...

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Additional Online Training Opportunities
Simple Interactions Summer 2022 Newsletter

Showing "cultural humility," as opposed to simply "competence,", means being curious about and connecting with youth's most important and key identities (which could be their race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, generational status, nationality,...

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