June 28, 2023

2023 Infant/Toddler and School-Age Child Care Institute (ITSACCI)

Child care leaders and their partners continue to work together to ensure that all children, families, and their caregivers have access to high-quality resources that equitably support their social-emotional development and mental health needs. Social-emotional and mental health supports are foundational to children’s healthy development and learning and are associated with positive long-term health, educational, and well-being outcomes. Children, families, and child care professionals all thrive when effective social-emotional and mental health supports are intentionally integrated and aligned.

The Virtual 2023 Infant/Toddler and School-Age Child Care Institute (ITSACCI) will provide professional development opportunities on the topics of social-emotional development and mental health to child care leaders and their partners, whose work is focused on infant/toddler and school-age policies and practices carried out under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program.

Hosted by the Administration for Children & Families and its Office of Child Care, this interactive event will enable attendees to learn about promising practices from their peers and to collaboratively problem-solve to address challenges in supporting the social-emotional development and mental health of every child and caregiver.

Event Details

ITSACCI will be a three day event. Day one will focus on infants/toddlers and school-age care, day two will focus only on school-age care, and day three will focus only on infant/toddler care.

When: Tuesday, August 15 – Thursday, August 17 | 1 – 4 p.m. daily

Where: Virtual

Registration: Register

Learn More

To learn more, visit the OCC website or view the event flyer.

Please contact the Child Care Communications Management Center at with any questions.


December 9, 2021

Child Care Certification Regulation Requirements to be Reinstated

To maintain compliance with the Office of Child Care (OCC) federal requirements, certain child care regulations extended under Act 73 of 2021 will be reinstated effective January 6, 2022. There will be some child care regulations that will continue to be suspended until further notice.


To assist child care providers with the transition of the reinstatement of certain regulatory requirements (relating to § 98.41 health and safety requirements and § 98.42 Enforcement of licensing and health and safety requirements), and continued suspension of other regulatory requirements, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has provided a Regulation Reinstatement or Suspension End Dates: OCDEL Guidance Chart.

The chart outlines the regulation sections that were reinstated or suspended, and when child care certification staff will begin measuring compliance for the regulations that were reinstated. Some of the compliance dates will vary.

More Information

Details about the regulations that have been reinstated and those that remain suspended are outlined in the full announcement online.

Questions should be directed to the OCDEL Western Region Office at 800-222-2149.