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Since 2008, the annual Early Childhood Education Summit has inspired educators, parents and other professionals to reach for, strengthen and sustain high-quality early care and education and care systems critical to young children and families in Pennsylvania.

A Virtual Summit

The ECE Summit will be a fully Virtual Experience again this year, bringing you the same great content in a robust and engaging way. Each day will feature a Keynote session and four tracks of workshop sessions. There will be opportunities to connect with your peers through live chat, to interact with thought-leaders during Q&A and gain the knowledge you need to enrich your professional development in the care and education of young children. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available.

Sessions will be recorded and paid attendees will be able to view sessions they missed or are interested in post Summit and earn PQAS and Act 48 credit. Thank you for your support and we hope you will join us in October.

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Attending the Summit

Discover Trends in Best Practices

Learn from early childhood education experts, and earn professional development hours that meet PQAS/Keystone STARS, ACT 48, and CDA requirements. Up to 21 hours are available from attending live presentations; many more can be earned from viewing recordings afterwards. 

Network with your peers in Early Childhood

Just like when we are in person, we are committed to providing opportunities to network with colleagues and organizations that specialize in providing materials, services, and resources for the early childhood education community.

Learn about state & national policies & priorities

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

Join Us


Information for presenters. We value your time and expertise and understand that when you present at the 2023 Early Childhood Education Summit, you are sharing more than your knowledge.  Please click below for important information about presenting at the 2023 ECE Summit.


Promote your business and products to more than early learning professionals, parents and community members from across Pennsylvania. Take the opportunity to strengthen relationships with current partners, make new connections and grow your business by exhibiting at the Early Childhood Education Summit.


The Early Childhood Education Summit offers 12 sessions and 60 workshops and 4 online specialized networking opportunities that offer early learning professionals opportunities to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.  

2023 Summit Organizer

Pennsylvania Child Care Association

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.


The Early Childhood Education Summit was founded in 2008 through a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Child Care Association, the Pennsylvania Head Start Association, and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning. The Summit is a cross-systems professional development opportunity for early learning professionals across Pennsylvania. The Summit has provided educators, parents and staff at all levels and from various programs (Child Care, Early Intervention, Head Start/Early Head Start, Home Visiting, Pre-K Counts, and School Districts) with the opportunity to network and connect as a community.