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OCDEL ECE Recap November 7, 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). View as Webpage Updated Approved P

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Join us for our November Information Session!

Thursday, November 17 | 1:30 pm or 6:30 pm

Monthly updates will highlight and include the following:

  • RSV Health and Safety Protocols and Prevention
  • Rapid Response Supports and Procedures
  • Certification Requirements
  • Work Force Support Grants 1.0 & 2.0
  • Keystone STARS Renewals
  • Child Care Works (CCW) Attendance Tracking and Payments

To join, simply click the appropriate time above.

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Director Boot Camp - Winter 2023 Series

Are you a new Director? Do you have a new Assistant or other administrative support staff? Maybe you have a teacher that you are looking to promote to an Asst. Director? Do you feel like you need more support and a refresher of the Director’s role could be useful? If you answered yes to any of those questions, please read on…


ELRC 8, 9 & 10 would like to invite you to attend Director Boot Camp – a 5 week series to support Directors/Asst Directors/Admin Staff. Our winter series will run on Tuesdays from January 10th – February 7th. Taught by Quality Coaches, the weekly 2hr trainings cover DHS, STARS/CQI, Family Engagement, Business Practices & Leadership and offer a Community of Practice. Each week you will have the opportunity to meet with your assigned cohort group – a small group led by a STARS Team Member – to discuss scenarios and talk through whatever the topic is that week. You will receive 2 PQAS hours for each session attended. Participation at all 5 sessions is encouraged.


To date, we have had over 250 participants and the feedback has been great – Directors and Assistant Directors are learning different aspects about their roles as well as building a network with other Directors that they can continue to have a relationship with. We look forward to providing this free opportunity to members of your program that could benefit from it. 


Please click the link on the attached Registration Form to sign up for the winter series! Registration closes 12/9 and we will take the first 30 participants. Please note that you will have to complete an Agreement to Participate in order to confirm your space in the class. If you do not complete that, you will be removed from the list to make space for someone else. Agreements to Participate will be sent out the week of 12/12.


*If you are a Family or Group provider, please reach out to hear about the specific resources and trainings we have for your programs.

**Available only to providers in Regions 8, 9, & 10.

New for November - Outdoor Learning & Play Newsletter!

Beginning next week, ELRC 8, 9, & 10 will be releasing a monthly outdoor learning & play newsletter. This newsletter will include resources as well as book and article recommendations for nature and play-based learning in early learning settings.

Keep an eye out for the link to the newsletter here and subscribe!


School-Age Providers - Make Your Voices Heard!

Take Afterschool Alliance’s short survey to tell the story of how your afterschool program is faring this fall. The survey closes at 11:59 PM PT, 11/20. Start the survey here: https://3to6.co/survey

Support Child Care Consultants

Beginning November 1 - November 15, shop with Bloombox to order fresh, handmade holiday decor! Items ordered will be shipped directly to the buyer in time for the holidays. A portion of the total orders will benefit Child Care Consultants.

Click the flyer to learn more and begin browsing!

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