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The Early Childhood Education Summit

Shaping the Future: Early Childhood Educators at Work

The Early Childhood Education Summit provides early care and education practitioners, parents and advocates from across the early learning and school-age spectrum – Child Care, Head Start, Early Intervention, Pre-K Counts, Home Visitation, and School Districts – an opportunity to dialogue and learn while building a stronger early learning community. The program includes more than two hundred workshop sessions, inspiring keynotes, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attendees can not only acquire new information, but can also connect with colleagues and enhance relationships with others in the early childhood field.

Benefits of Attending the Summit

Discover Trends Linked to Best Practices

Learn from early childhood education experts, and earn up to 24 professional development hours that meet Keystone STARS, ACT 48, and CEU requirements.

Network with Peers in Your Industry

Network with colleagues and organizations that specialize in providing materials, services, and resources for the early childhood education community.

Learn About State & National Policies

Learn how the current state and national policies impact the early care and education system that are critical to programs serving young children and families.

Hosted by Experts in the Industry

Pennsylvania Child Care Association

Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA): PACCA is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating and advocating for the provision of quality early care and education to the children of Pennsylvania. PACCA serves as the advocacy organization for the child care community.

Pennsylvania Head Start Association

Pennsylvania Head Start Association (PHSA): PHSA is a statewide non-profit organization that functions as an advocacy organization for Head Start programs, families, staff and administrators in Pennsylvania.

Office of Child Development & Early Learning

The Office of Child Development & Early Learning (OCDEL): OCDEL is a joint office between the Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare and Education creating a direct link between the Commonwealth’s two state agencies that have jurisdiction over key programs utilized by children and families.