October 25, 2021

Impact Project to Rewrite PA Child Care Regulations

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has announced that an Impact Project with the National State Capacity Building Center will focus on rewriting Pennsylvania’s child care regulations with a lens toward equity, quality, and decreasing provider burden.


This rewrite will be an opportunity for the early childhood and school-age community in Pennsylvania to co-create regulations in a way that builds stakeholder confidence in the process and:

  • Increases alignment with quality improvement

  • Promotes greater equity; and

  • Decreases burden experienced by child care providers

OCDEL is seeking providers to participate in an Early Learning Council (ELC) Subcommittee that will provide feedback on the draft regulations. Learn how to apply – applications must be submitted by November 19.


OCDEL anticipates beginning the work of the ELC subcommittee in the winter of 2021-2022. The earliest that regulations could be finalized for publication is fall of 2024.

More Information

Visit the Certification Rewrite Page on the Pennsylvania Key’s website to view a video from Deputy Secretary Tracey Campanini, and learn more about the process, timeline, and how to participate.

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