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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
Certification 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 Certification Services?
 More than 300,000 children in Pennsylvania are served in certified or
registered child care programs each year.
 3,368 registered family child care homes
 883 certified group child care homes
 4,482 certified child care centers
(Figures as of June 2010)
 Meeting health & safety requirements are a necessary foundation to build
quality early learning opportunities.
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
Certification Services at a Glance
 Helping children and families reach their promise by certifying the health and safety of
certified child care centers, group child care homes and registered family child care homes.
 Three regional offices provide certification services and conduct inspections.
 Provides information source for starting up child care programs and for families wanting
information on certified child care programs.
 Contact to file complaints relating to child care facilities, both certified programs and facilities
that are operating without the required certificate in violation of the law.
 Regional offices provide orientation training for persons who want to operate child care
facilities. Orientation training is required in order to receive a certificate of compliance or
registration and open a facility.
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
Types of facilities regulated by OCDEL
 Child Care Center
 Group Child Care Home
 Family Child Care Home
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 Center
A child care facility in which 7 or more children who are not related to the
operator receive child care.
 Requires certificate of compliance to legally operate.
 Inspected on an annual basis.
 55 Pa. Code, Chapter 3270, Child Care Centers
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
Group Child Care Home
A child care facility in which 7 to 12 children of various ages or in which 7 to
15 children from 4th grade through 15 years of age who are not related to
the operator receive child care.
 Requires certificate of compliance to legally operate.
 Inspected on an annual basis.
 55 Pa. Code, Chapter 3280, Group Child Care Homes
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
Family Child Care Home
A child care facility located in a home in which 4 to 6 children who are not
related to the caregiver receive child care.
 Requires certificate of registration to legally operate.
 Inspected on a random sample basis.
 55 Pa. Code, Chapter 3290, Family Child Care Homes
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
Regional Offices of Child Development
and Early Learning
 Three regional field offices
 Conducts:
 Inspections of child care programs
 Complaint investigations relating to alleged violation of regulations and statutes regarding
operation of a child care facility (for both regulated and illegal operations).
 Provides:
 Technical assistance to programs
 Orientation training for prospective operators of new child care facilities
 Information to persons interested in opening a child care facility
 Information to families and the public regarding the Department of Public Welfare's
certification regulations and the certification history of child care facilities (i.e., compliance
with regulations, certificates of compliance or registration, verified complaints, etc.)
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
Certified Child Care Facilities
To find out about certified child care facilities in your area:
 View a listing of facilities online or contact the local Child Care Information
Services (CCIS) agency.
 To find a provider, visit:
http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/forfamilies/childcareandearlylearning/index.htm
 For information on a child care program’s certification history (regulatory
violations, verified complaints, etc.) contact the Regional Office of Child
Development and Early Learning.
 Compliance history is also available online at:
http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/forfamilies/childcareandearlylearning/index.htm
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
Starting a child care facility
 Contact your Regional Office of Child Development and Early
Learning.
 Attend Orientation Session with regional office.
 Receive information on statutes and regulations pertaining to
child care facilities.
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
Regional Offices of Child Development
and Early Learning
North Central Region
Harrisburg Office 1-800-222-2117
Scranton Office 1-800-222-2108
Southeast Region
1-800-346-2929
Western Region
1-800-222-2149
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 & 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
Division of
Regulatory Administration
The Division of Regulatory Administration (DRA), located in
Harrisburg, is responsible for planning, developing, implementing,
analyzing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating regulation, policy
procedures and operations relating to the certification and
registration of child care facilities.
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
Certification:
Achievements 2009-2010
 Partnered with Better Kid Care to develop a distance training curriculum for new
child care center directors to provide a firm foundation of basic regulatory
knowledge needed by a facility director.
 Provided orientation training to 2,929 persons seeking to open new child care
facilities.
 Improved the usability of PELICAN Provider Certification, the electronic database
used by certification staff for processing applications, certificates and inspections
of child care facilities, to enable gathering of data relating to inspections,
violations, complaints and incidents.
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
Certification:
What’s ahead
 Update certification protocols to ensure a consistent philosophy, consistent
practices and a consistent decision making framework across the Bureau. The
target to complete this update is December 2011. The protocols will be field
tested for a period of six month to one year prior to finalization.
 Participate in expansion of the PELICAN electronic certification management
system into an enterprise system that includes other DPW Offices that certify
facilities and agencies, beginning with the Office of Developmental Programs. The
expansion includes further usability improvements that will benefit OCDEL.
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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