Office of Child Development & Early Learning

Report
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Office of Child Development
and Early Learning
Because every child is Pennsylvania’s future
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
OCDEL Programs
Certification Services:
• Licensing and Inspection of
child care
• Information source on DPW
regulations for child care
Subsidy Services:
• Child Care Works
• Child Care Information Services
(CCIS) with Parent Counseling and
Referral Services
Early Intervention Services:
• Infant/Toddler Early Intervention
• Preschool Early Intervention
• Early Intervention Technical
Assistance
Early Learning Services:
• Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts
• Keystone STARS
• Keystone Babies
• PA Early Learning Keys to Quality
• Head Start State Supplemental
• Early Head Start
• Family Support Programs
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
Subsidy Services
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Why Subsidy Services?
 Eligible families obtain the financial assistance to supplement the high
cost of child care.
 Families can receive counseling and information on early childhood
education options and finding high quality child care.
 Families gain the assistance needed to become self-sufficient and the
knowledge of the full range of quality early learning choices for their child.
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Subsidy Services at a Glance
 Child Care Works provides financial assistance to income eligible families
so they can afford quality child care.
 Child Care Information Services (CCIS) enroll families in Child Care Works
and provide family counseling services to all families wanting to learn
about the full range of their early care and education opportunities for
their child.
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Child Care Works
 Distributes subsidy reimbursements to child care providers enrolling children
eligible for subsidy.
 Working families must meet income and work eligibility guidelines and pay a copayment to the child care provider based on family size and income.
 Child Care Works reimburses the provider for the child eligible for subsidy, up to
the rate ceiling, minus the family’s co-pay.
 Subsidy payment rates are based on Market Rate Surveys up to the Maximum
Child Care Allowance (MCCA).
 As of June 2010, nearly 134,000 children were provided subsidies on a monthly
basis.
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Who’s eligible to receive
Child Care Works
The annual income for a family to be eligible to receive subsidy is 200 percent or
less of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines:
Family
Size
Maximum Yearly Family Income
(May 2011)
2
$29,420
3
$37,060
4
$44,700
5
$52,340
6
$59,980
7
$67,620
8
$75,260
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
How to apply for Child Care Works
 Visit your county Child Care Information Services (CCIS) agency to
apply.
 Find agencies online at www.dpw.state.pa.us.
 Parents can apply online through the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania's Access to Social Services (COMPASS).
 Apply at:
https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/compass/CMHOM.aspx
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Child Care Information Services (CCIS)
 Acts as the hub of early care and education information for all
families, assisting and counseling parents on quality child care and
early learning options that best meet their needs.
 Determines eligibility and signs up income eligible families for Child
Care Works.
 Enrolls program participating children with child care providers.
 Distributes subsidy payments to child care providers.
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
How to use your CCIS
 Learn about quality child care, Keystone STARS, PA Pre-K Counts, Early
Intervention, Head Start, and more.
 Request listing of child care programs in your area, based on wide
variety of criteria to meet your family’s needs.
 Request information on other family services such as: Nurse-Family
Partnership; Women, Infants and Children (WIC); Children’s Health
Insurance Program (CHIP); and more.
 Apply for subsidy services.
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Results: Child Care Works
 Keeps working families working, while making it possible for child care programs to
serve children whose families could not otherwise afford care. Serving more than
136,000 families each month.
 Those families served are up to 15% more likely to be employed, stay off welfare,
and have higher earnings.
 77% of subsidized children receiving child care assistance in regulated child care
programs.
 53% of children receiving Child Care Works are enrolled in Keystone STARS
programs.
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Child Care Works: Achievements in 2009-2010
 Child Care programs participating in Keystone STARS at STAR 2 level or higher received an
increase on the “subsidy add-on” to the Child Care Works subsidy they receive for serving a
Child Care Works child.
 The subsidy add-on is another incentive for continuous quality improvement through the
Keystone STARS program and helps to more appropriately reimburse child care programs
offering higher quality early learning opportunities through Keystone STARS.
 Approximately 77% of all children enrolled in Child Care Works are using regulated child care,
and approximately 53% of Child Care works children in regulated child care are enrolled with
Keystone STARS providers.
 Expanded efforts to provide enhanced parent counseling and resource and referral
information to increase the public’s knowledge of all OCDEL programs and providers,
especially through on line provider search.
 The wait list was eliminated with the use of ARRA stimulus dollars in early May 2010.
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Child Care Works: What’s ahead
 Continue to deepen parent counseling and resource and referral information
and have CCISs be the “hub” of family information for early care and
education programs.
 Increase the use of public access to OCDEL early care and education services
through COMPASS Provider Search.
 Implement in April 2011, On Line Provider Attendance/Invoice Initiative so
providers who serve Child Care Works subsidized children can do attendance
and invoicing on-line rather than through a paper invoice.
 Implement use of Keystone STARS as the child care provider for county
Children & Youth (CYS) funded child care programming so these at-risk
children benefit from quality early childhood education.
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Children served by program
Program
Child Care Works
TANF
FY 09-10 FY 10-11 1 FY 11-12 1
34,845
38,612
37,623
Head Start
Total Head Start in PA
Head Start
Supplemental
Assistance Program
Former TANF
33,807
31,854
32,611
Low Income
61,085
64,615
64,615
129,737
135,081
134,849
TOTAL (monthly average)
Program
Early Intervention
Birth to 3 Program
33,288
34,385
35,300
3 to 5 Program
45,442
47,300
48,800
Keystone STARS
Nurse-Family Partnership
PA Pre-K Counts
1 Fiscal Year End Goal or Projection
FY 09-10 FY 10-11 1 FY 11-12 1
36,602
36,561
36,561
5,500
5,500
168,530
172,520
172,520
4,635
4,635
4,635
11,500
11,500
5,632
11,863
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
2011-2012 Highlights:
State and Federal
Investment
(in thousands)
References in Governor’s proposed budget
Listed below are the appropriations by Department
and the page number on which you can find these
appropriations in the Governor’s budget proposal.
The full document is available online at
www.budget.state.pa.us
DPW programs
Early Intervention – E35.9
Child Care Works/ Keystone STARS
- Child Care Services – E35.9
- Child Care Assistance - E35.9
Nurse Family Partnership – E35.9
PDE programs
PA Pre-K Counts - E14.6
Head Start Supplemental - E14.6
Early Intervention - E14.6
FY 2010-11
FY 2011-2012
Change
Child Care Services - State Funds
$28,762
$28,762
$0
Child Care Services - Federal Funds
$38,967
$38,967
$0
$67,729
$67,729
$0
Child Care Services - State Funds
$142,959
$142,959
$0
Child Care Services - Federal Funds
$203,225
$201,286
($1,939)
Child Care Assistance - State Funds
$189,582
$190,335
$753
Child Care Assistance - Federal Funds
$197,197
$197,197
$0
Total State
$361,303
$362,056
$753
Total Federal
$439,389
$437,450
($1,939)
Total ALL funds
$800,692
$799,506
($1,186)
State Funds
$103,700
$117,800
$14,100
Federal Funds
$84,376
$73,838
($10,538)
Total Funds
$188,076
$191,638
$3,562
State Funds
$182,142
$198,116
$15,974
Federal Funds
$70,072
$60,611
($9,461)
Total Funds
$252,214
$258,727
$6,513
Total Birth -5 EI Funds
$440,290
$450,365
$10,075
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts
$83,620
$83,620
$0
Head Start Supplemental
$37,655
$37,655
$0
Parent Child Home Program
$2,084
$0
($2,084)
State Funds
$11,978
$11,978
$0
Federal Funds
$4,644
$7,740
$3,096
Total Funds
$16,622
$19,718
$3,096
Keystone STARS/Keys to Quality
Total Funds
Child Care Works
Early Intervention
Early Intervention Birth - 3
Early Intervention 3-5
State only Funded Programs
Nurse Family Partnership (Includes Health
Care Reform Home Visiting)
Funding amounts for FY 2010-2011 reflect post budgetary freeze amounts and/or actual available amounts.
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Useful links
 Pennsylvania Department of Education –
www.education.state.pa.us
 Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare –
www.dpw.state.pa.us
 Pennsylvania Key – www.pakeys.org
 Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children –
www.papromiseforchildren.com
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us
Resources
OCDEL Annual Report:
http://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx?page=EarlyLearning_Tools
Program Reach & Risk Assessment:
http://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx?page=EarlyLearning_Reach
BUILD ECE News:
http://paprom.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Build_home_page
Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare
www.education.state.pa.us | www.dpw.state.pa.us

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