May 9, 2023

OCDEL Extends Deadline to Order Two Free Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has extended the deadline for certified child care providers in Pennsylvania to order two complimentary First Alert carbon monoxide detectors to June 30.

The detectors are available to all certified child care providers in the state who want them. However, providers do not need to order or place the detectors.

(This article was updated on May 9, 2023 to reflect the new deadline.)

Why is OCDEL offering carbon monoxide detectors?

In October 2022, a carbon monoxide leak occurred in a Pennsylvania child care facility. OCDEL is providing this opportunity for providers who want to increase the safety of their staff and the children in their care.

How do I order carbon monoxide detectors for my child care facility?

School Health, a national provider of health supplies, sent an email on March 1 to all certified child care providers in Pennsylvania. The email, sent from, included a unique promotional code and instructions on how to order the carbon monoxide detectors.

Providers interested in ordering the detectors should follow the instructions in the School Health email to place their orders. The provided promotional code will cover the cost of purchase and shipping for two detectors.

Please note:

  • School Health promotional codes are unique. Child care providers should not share promotional codes or forward the School Health email to other child care providers.
  • OCDEL will only cover the cost of this one-time purchase and will not cover any other costs. Additional costs not covered include costs to replace lost or broken devices.

Who can I contact with questions?

If you have any questions, or did not receive an email on March 1, please contact Kristi Leahy from School Health at or 630-339-7943.