July 1, 2021

Serve on the PA Pre-K Counts & Head Start Advisory Committee

The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (PKC) / Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP) Advisory Committee is accepting applications for new members.

About the Advisory Committee

The Pennsylvania PKC/HSSAP Advisory Committee:

    • advises the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) about the Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental programs,
    • is comprised of no more than 35 members who serve three-year terms, and
    • consists of Committee Co-Chairs who assist OCDEL with agenda development and quarterly meeting management.

View the full list of responsibilities. The committee was first established in 2007 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, and OCDEL.

Who can apply?

The application process is open to individuals who possess practical program content knowledge, skills, and experiences, including those of families members whose child(ren) or grandchild(ren) have participated in early learning experiences that will enable the Committee to achieve its goals. Committee members will reflect diverse geographic regions of the state and have a range of attributes, collective skills, and experiences.

The committee is open to all who represent the interests of pre-kindergarten programs in Pennsylvania, including Montessori, private pre-k, religious-affiliated programs, and more.

Submit an Application

Completed applications should include the form and a resume or vita that includes your contact information. All applications must be submitted by July 26, 2021. Download the application.

Where do I submit my application?

Applications can be faxed to 717.213.0585 or mailed to:

The Pennsylvania Key
ATTN: Tara Osborne
200 North Third Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101

More Information

More information about the roles/responsibilities of committee members can be found on the Pennsylvania Keys website. For questions, contact Deb Wise at