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July 15, 2020

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Fall 2020 Deadline

Early childhood education professionals interested in attending college for the fall semester can submit applications to receive a T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) Scholarship.

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Image: Three young children play together on a green slide at their local playground.

July 14, 2020

Rent Assistance Available in Allegheny County

Allegheny County is partnering with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to jointly fund the CARES Rent Relief Program. Through the program, individuals experiencing job loss or loss of…

Image: Three young children play together on a green slide at their local playground.

July 10, 2020

Single Mom Defined Launches Babysitting Cooperatives

Attention single moms! Single Mom Defined launched a new countywide babysitting cooperative to strengthen single mom’s support systems and provide mothers with temporary relief to address personal needs such…

Two young children and one adult play together, putting individual colored knobs into a plastic, purple base that sits on the floor.

July 10, 2020

COVID-19: Updated Guidance for Child Care Programs

To maintain the health and safety of their staff and the families they serve, all child care facilities and programs that continue to remain open or that are preparing to…

Two young children and one adult play together, putting individual colored knobs into a plastic, purple base that sits on the floor.
Picture: Young children sitting on a carpet, playing with small toys and cards. In the center, a young boy in orange looks off to the left.

July 10, 2020

OCDEL Releases an “Opening a Child Care Facility” Toolkit

To support individuals interested in opening their own child care program, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) released the “Opening a Child Care Facility in Pennsylvania”…

Picture: Young children sitting on a carpet, playing with small toys and cards. In the center, a young boy in orange looks off to the left.
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