November 9, 2021

Join ELC Subcommittee for the Child Care Certification Rewrite

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is seeking members for the Pennsylvania Early Learning Council (ELC) Subcommittee for the Child Care Certification Rewrite.


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.

OCDEL is seeking providers to participate in an ELC Subcommittee that will provide feedback on the draft regulations. Applications will be reviewed, and participants for the subcommittee will be chosen to represent a diverse group of individuals (both ELC appointees and other stakeholders and subject matter experts in the community). OCDEL anticipates beginning the work of the ELC subcommittee in winter 2021-2022.

However, OCDEL anticipates an iterative process of writing, review, and revisions for each section of the certification regulations. OCDEL would like each subcommittee participant to be involved in two sections of the certification regulations in depth. More information about the time commitment and timeline are available online.

How to Apply

To apply, complete this online application by November 19, 2021.

More Information

For questions, contact Karen Grimm-Thomas, OCDEL Director of External Relations, at For more news, visit our news page or subscribe to our newsletters.