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September 27, 2021

Child Care Staffing Survey Results

A new survey conducted by partners of the Start Strong PA Campaign quantifies Pennsylvania’s current child care crisis, which threatens parents’ ability to work and the overall economy. Staffing Crisis…

September 27, 2021

Supporting Early Childhood Educators through Deductions (SEED) Act

Representatives Conor Lamb (PA-17), Tom Reed (NY-23), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) have introduced the bipartisan The Supporting Early-Childhood Educators through Deductions (SEED) Act to allow early childhood educators…

September 27, 2021

COVID-19 Best Practices for Child Care: Indoor Air Quality

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has developed best practices for early learning professionals navigating COVID-19 protocols in their child care programs. The second topic is indoor…
Image: Five young children play together on a tire swing at a local child care program.

September 23, 2021

Apply for ARPA Stabilization Grant

OCDEL is making American Rescue Plan Act Funds available to eligible child care providers through grants issued through the PD Registry. Learn more.
Image: Five young children play together on a tire swing at a local child care program.

September 22, 2021

Subsidy Eligibility for Child Care Facility Owners and Operators

Effective Sept. 21, 2021, an owner and/or operator of a child care facility (child care center, group child care home or family child care center) who meets all other eligibility…
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