March 8, 2023

ECE Professionals Invited to Participate in Workplace Well-Being Research Study

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has announced an opportunity for for early childhood education (ECE) professionals to participate in an early access research study – Workplace Well-Being, Powered by Science! – to measure the impact of the Healthy Minds program‘s newest offering.

In 2022, OCDEL partnered with Healthy Minds Innovations, a non-profit organization dedicated to the science of human flourishing, to bring the Healthy Minds@Work app to Pennsylvania ECE professionals.


ECE teams of two or more from each center or program who have not yet used the Healthy Minds app are invited to apply for the research study, which is set to begin in April 2023. Participation details include:

  • Participation in a four-week well-being program, tailored to suit the participant’s needs with short, 3-10 min activities using the latest tools.
  • Three 20- to 30-minute sessions of research activities (surveys and web-based mini-games). These sessions will occur:
    • Upon enrollment
    • Immediately following the four-week Healthy Minds program
    • Three months later
  • Some users will be invited for an optional interview with the Healthy Minds Innovations team.

Participants will also have the chance to receive an gift card.

The Workplace Well-Being, Powered by Science research program is designed to improve the sense of belonging and inclusion; decrease stress and burnout; and reconnect with the individual’s sense of purpose at work.

Healthy Minds Innovations will keep all responses private and share only aggregated findings to improve the program and support other organizations. Participation in the Workplace Well-Being, Powered by Science research program is optional.

A live kick-off event will be announced soon.

For more information on how to participate in the program as an ECE program or center team, visit the PA Keys website or contact Marnie at