Join OCDEL, federal experts, and state early education providers to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Pennsylvania's early care and education system as we move forward.
It is an Early Childhood Education Summit tradition that we open our three-day Summit with a Keynote and Workshop track that focuses on Federal and State Policy. The last seven months have brought much attention to the integral role early care and education plays in supporting working families and the economy. However, the industry and its workforce were struggling before the coronavirus hit and we are finding that the resources and policies targeted to address the virus may not be enough to save it from collapse. During Monday's public policy sessions we will hear from OCDEL, federal experts and state early education providers on how we take the challenges and vulnerabilities of the sector that have become so apparent as a result of the pandemic, learn and move forward.
Departments of Education & Human Services
Office of Child Development and Early Learning
Senior Policy Director
Alliance For Early Success
Build Stronger: A Child Care Policy Roadmap
How have OCDEL’s initiatives and investments made an impact in your early learning program, your community and the families you serve? Ask questions, share your experiences, and hear comments from the OCDEL Executive Staff on how the initiatives from the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) are being implemented in communities throughout Pennsylvania.
A recent article on Fatherly.com asked a group of national experts “How to Save Child Care” and “How can we fix it?” We are asking our federal and state panelists for their vision. How do we take the challenges and vulnerabilities of the sector that have become so apparent as a result of the pandemic, learn and move forward? We are asking … It’s 2025 ... where will child care be ... what will it look like ... what will we need to get there?
Moderator: Sue Russell, Executive Director, T.E.A.C.H. National Center
Moderator: Miles Bryan, Reporter, WHYY
Join Early Learning PA in celebrating 10 years of support from the largest bi-partisan, bicameral early childhood education caucus in the country. On October 16th, we will recognize past and current members of the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education Caucus for their leadership in supporting high-quality early care and education opportunities for Pennsylvania's children.