November 2, 2022

Call for Presenters for 2023 Annual PA Pre-K Counts and Head Start Meeting

The Pennsylvania Key in support of Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is calling for presenters for its annual Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance Grantee Meeting. The meeting will be held March 8 – 9, 2023 at the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Poconos, PA. This event is in-person; however, a web-based option will be offered should health/safety restrictions prohibit attendance at the in-person event.

Those interested are asked to submit a proposal that aligns with the theme, Building Bridges that Support Growth, Development and Connections. Attendees will be able to earn professional development credits including Act 48 and PA ECE Registry hours. The deadline to submit your proposal is Friday, November 18, 2022.

Presentation Topics

Presentation topics should align with the following topics/areas of interest.

Topics for Teachers:

  • Project Approach
  • MyTeachstone
  • Peer Learning Circles
  • Creative Curriculum
  • LearnERS
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Developmental Appropriateness
  • Transitions and Parent Engagement
  • Inclusive Practices
  • Purposeful Play and Conversations
  • Child Data, Outcomes and Implementation

Topics for Administrators:

  • Fiscal Responsibilities
  • Homelessness
  • Unique Collaborations/Community Partnerships
  • Business Practices – What’s the Purple Cow?
  • Inclusive Policies
  • Recruitment, Retention and Teacher Support
  • Developmental Appropriateness – What to look for in Pre-K classrooms
  • Community Needs Assessment & Enrollment Practices

Presenters will be notified of acceptance, including additional details about the event, by no later than Friday, December 16, 2022.

For questions or more information, contact a team member at

For more information and to access the online proposal submission form, visit the PA Key website.