August 10, 2022

OCDEL Encourages Participation for Next Phase of Child Care Regulations Rewrite

Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), with technical assistance from the State Capacity Building Center within the Office of Child Care Projects at the federal level, continues its work with an Ad-Hoc Subcommittee to rewrite Pennsylvania’s child care regulations with a lens toward equity, quality, and decreasing provider burden.

OCDEL is now inviting early childhood professionals to submit feedback using the OCDEL Certification Regulation Rewrite Project Feedback Tool by August 19, 2022.


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


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.

If you have issues accessing OCDEL Certification Regulation Rewrite Project Feedback Tool, email or call 1-800-284-6031.