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ELRC 18 and OCDEL Updates

Fiscal Year 2022-23 – FY 2022-23 ended on June 30th. ELR18 now has a relatively short time to make sure all subsidy payments for the past fiscal year are paid and reconciled. What does this mean for you???

  • All invoicing for care you provided through June 30, 2022 must be submitted by July 31, 2023. Please submit any invoicing to ELRC18invs@caringpeoplealliance.org or by fax to 215-940-0224 as soon as possible and contact our finance team at (215) 382-4762  ext. 2206 with any questions.
  • It’s always best practice to check your Payment Summary each month. However, it is CRITICAL that you check it now and report any discrepancies to ELRC immediately (i.e., missing children, incorrect schedules).
  • If you charge your private pay parents a separate summer camp registration fee or an annual registration fee that was due prior to 7/1/2023, it is important to submit this request right away. (See below for additional information.)

A few words about Registration Fees:

  • On 12/22/2022, OCDEL issued Announcement ELRC 22-09 informing that, as of 1/1/2023, ELRC will automatically pay an initial registration fee for all new subsidy enrollments ($75/child for center-based care and $50 for FCCH and GCCH). As part of this new policy, providers can no longer charge subsidy families a registration fee of any kind.
  • If you charge private pay families an annual or summer camp registration fee, ELRC can pay this registration fee on behalf of subsidy families, but you must request it. The fee is not paid automatically. Please note:
    • We can only pay a registration If your private pay policy lists an annual fee, an activity fee, an enrollment fee, a summer camp fee, etc., these are not fees that ELRC can pay. It must be listed as a registration fee in order for ELRC to pay the fee on behalf of the subsidy family.
    • Again, this is based on your private policy. If you do not charge a summer camp or annual registration fee, we cannot pay one for your subsidy enrollments. If you charge the fee per family (instead of per child), you will only request it for one child in each of your subsidy families.
    • Submit your request the month before your private pay families are expected to pay the fee. We cannot process requests earlier than this.
    • Again, this is only if you charge and annual or summer camp registration fee. The initial registration fee is paid automatically – you do not need to request this payment.
    • Submit your request online at: https://form.jotform.com/230808276772160. NOTE: This is for children enrolled through ELRC 18 only! If you are paid by a different ELRC for any of your enrollments, you must contact them directly to find out how to request payment.
      • You will need each child’s name and record number (51/#######). If we cannot find the children or they are no longer enrolled, we will not be able to pay the fee.
      • You will need to upload a copy of your private pay policy (either a page from your handbook or parent agreement).
      • We can pay only one registration fee per child per service month. So, if you have a new enrollment the same month as your annual/summer camp registration fee is due, you will receive only the initial registration fee.
      • You will know when your request has been processed, because you will receive a Registration Fee Letter for each child.
      • The fee will be paid with the attendance invoice for the month in which it is due. For example, if your summer camp registration fee is due in July, the registration fee will be paid with your July attendance invoice (which you receive in August).
    • If you have any questions about Registration Fees (initial, summer camp or annual), please contact the Provider/STARS team at 215-382-4762 x2980 or by email at ELRC18providers@caringpeoplealliance.org.

Workforce Support Grant 2.0 Reporting Forms were due on 6/30/2023 –

  • If you have not yet returned the reporting form, you can access a blank form here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/trkiql8wcdvc8pg/3d.%20WFSG%202.0%20Reporting%20Form.FINAL.pdf?dl=0
  • Return the completed form in ONE of the following ways:
  • If you need to return funds, they must be returned by 9/30/2023:
    • Make payment by money order or check payable to Caring People Alliance
    • Be sure to note WSG 2.0 and your MPI number or PELICAN number on the payment.
    • Mail it or drop it off to at ELRC’s Main Office at
      • Finance Department
        ELRC Region 18, Philadelphia
        2361-2373 Welsh Road
        Philadelphia, PA  19114
  • If you have any questions about the Workforce grants (1.0 or 2.0), please email ELRC18grants@caringpeoplealliance.org.

Virtual Curriculum Fair (July 11, 13 and 17) – Philadelphia Providers — “ELRC 18’s Virtual Curriculum Fair” is coming up soon! Join us for one or more dates to hear from OCDEL approved curriculum vendors. Ask questions and find out if the curriculum is a good fit for your program. Space is limited so please be on time. Links and dates are on the attached flyer. All the curricula meet STARS standards. See you there!

Three Ongoing Discussion Series:

  • Powerful Policies: Every Wednesday from June 14th – August 2nd – 1-3p
    A well written policy helps families become fully acquainted with the core values of the center and its goals and objectives while meeting STARS requirements. Click here to join the meeting.
  • Filling Your STARS Bucket: Every third Tuesday at 1p (next meeting 7/18/2023)
    Join us for a monthly “virtual open forum” discussion about “all things STARS”. Ask questions, tell us what’s on your mind, talk about your challenges, get help brainstorming solutions and receive support from other providers, and of course quality coaches. Click here to join the meeting
  • Motivation for MovementEvery second Wednesday at 1p (next meeting 7/12/2023)
    Ideal for STAR 1 Programs who have an interest in moving up in Keystone STARS, but have been out of the loop. Take a deep dive into the STAR 2 Standards and discuss the Sources of Evidence required to meet them. Discuss “Best Practice” in everything STARS, while networking with other providers. Click HERE to join the meeting

Updated OCDEL-Approved Listings of Curricula and Developmental Assessment Tools in Keystone STARS

In March 2023, OCDEL released updated approved listings for both curricula and assessment tools for use in Keystone STARS, effective July 1, 2023. Two approved developmental assessments were omitted in error from the OCDEL approved developmental assessment listing. Those previously omitted assessments are as follows:

  • 2021 Experience Early Learning, home of Mother Goose Time (Infant/Toddler)
  • 2021 Experience Early Learning, home of Mother Goose Time (Pre-Kindergarten)

The updated and corrected OCDEL-approved Curriculum and Developmental Assessment Listing can be found here. Programs should refer to ELRC Announcement 22 #07-OCDEL-Approved Developmental Assessment and Curriculum Tools in Keystone STARS-FINAL for more information on expectations for using OCDEL Approved tools in Keystone STARS.

Deadline Extended: Child Care Providers to Order Two Free Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Certified child care providers have until the extended deadline of Aug. 31, 2023, to order one or two Carbon Monoxide Detectors. The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is making these detectors available to certified child care providers, but the ordering and placement of detectors is not a regulatory requirement. Certified child care providers should have received an email from School Health on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, with directions. See the original release for more details

Networking Meetings – ELRC 18 hosts a variety of monthly provider networking meetings and participates in several others. These meetings are a great opportunity to learn about important resources, to discuss changes in the field, and get to know and explore collaborations with your peers. Here is a list of upcoming meetings. If you facilitate a provider networking meeting that is not on this list and would like to include it, please let me know!

IMPORTANT!  Pennsylvania Child Care Providers Asked to Complete Survey Regarding Insurance

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) put this survey together to gain an understanding of the insurance market for foster care and child care providers. Both Departments have heard about difficulties experienced by providers in finding insurance coverage coupled with the rising cost of insurance for foster care and child care. PID previously sent out a similar survey, but due to limited response the Department was unable to capture as much information as needed to fully understand the scope of the insurance market. Even if you responded previously, please complete this survey so that both DHS and PID have updated answers.

Responses from this survey will help both PID and DHS understand availability and affordability within the insurance market and assist in determining what next steps to take. Please note that individual responses will be confidential, and that only deidentified/aggregated data would be shared. Please complete the Survey Monkey questionnaire and data request on or before Monday, July 31, 2023.

If you have questions feel free to contact PID: Caolinn Martin at caolmartin@pa.gov or DHS: Jameekia Barnett at jamebarnet@pa.gov.

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Applications for the Fall 2023 Semester – Apply by July 7, 2023!

Early childhood education (ECE) professionals interested in attending college for the Fall semester that begins in August should apply to T.E.A.C.H. now! T.E.A.C.H. applications must be complete and submitted with all required documentation/information by Friday, July 7, 2023, to be considered for the Fall 2023 semester. PACCA will continue to accept applications on an ongoing basis, however incomplete applications and applications received after this date will not receive priority for consideration. NOTE: New scholarship awards for the Fall 2023 semester will be dependent upon funding availability at that time.

Interested applicants should also begin the college admissions process now and contact an ECE advisor at their intended college/university. This helps to ensure that scholarship applicants are admitted to their college/university and can register for courses if/when they receive a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship. T.E.A.C.H. can provide contact information for ECE advisors at partnering institutions if needed.

Need more information? Click here to for details on eligibility, program requirements and to download a scholarship application.  Questions? Click here to contact a T.E.A.C.H. Counselor.

Coaching to Success Returns!!

The Reinvestment Fund is thrilled to invite you to the official relaunching of the Coaching to Success (C2S) program on Monday, July 10, 2023, 1p to 2p. In these challenging times, we understand the unique obstacles that ECE providers face. The Coaching to Success program is designed to help you navigate these challenges by offering a host of supports and interventions tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to assist providers of all sizes, structures, and STAR levels in achieving stabilization, recovery and long-term sustainability for your ECE organization. Please mark your calendars and save the date for the event date. To secure your spot and register for this exciting event, please click here. If you are new to C2S or want additional information, please click HERE to access our website. For additional information, please email Sharon Neilson Sharon.Neilson@reinvestment.com. This program has been made possible with the generous support of the Vanguard Strong Start for Kids ProgramTM.

The US Play Coalition is kicking off the 2023 Play Date Tour in Philadelphia!

The Philly Play Date will tackle topics that lay the foundation for the whole 2023 Play Date Tour.  Join us for “Preserving & Promoting the Right to PLAY” – Friday, July 14, Smith Memorial Playground, Philadelphia, PA.

Check out the Philly Play Date details and at register online – https://usplaycoalition.org/2023philly-playdate

We have an incredible lineup of speakers and topics:

Why Play? – How Play Impacts Social, Emotional, Physical and Mental Health Throughout Life

– Deb Green, Executive Director, Parent Infant Center

– Ivy Olesh, Vice President, Field Operations, Playworks

– Peg Oliveira, PhD, Director, Gesell Program in Early Childhood, Yale University

– Suzanne Quinn, PhD, Manager, KOMPAN Play Institute, Americas

– Moderator: Danielle Scott, Founding Executive Director, Pincus Family Foundation

Who Gets to Play? How Race, Income and Class Impacts Access to Play and Quality of Play

– Zero Jones, Director, Smith Urban Nature Preschool

– Danielle Marshall, CDP, ACC, Founder of Culture Principals

– Tia Mathisen, Executive Director, Playworks Pennsylvania and co-founder of the Philly Children’s Movement

– Deb Shine Valentine, PhD, Life and Leadership Coach & Independent Historian of Play, Thriving 4 Equity

– Moderator: Harrison Pinckney, PhD, Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Places to Play – Exploring Spatial Justice, Urban Design and Access to Play Spaces

– Jen De Melo, Vice President, Organizational Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, KABOOM!

– Patrick Morgan, First Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Engagement, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

– Kira Strong, Executive Director, Rebuild

– Reilly Bergin Wilson, Cofounder and Board Vice Chair, play:groundNYC

– Moderator: Meghan Talarowski, PLA, ASLA, CPSI, Founder and Executive Director of Studio Ludo

Play as Solution – Examining Play as It Relates to Public Policy and Advocacy & Play as a Source for Community Health Solutions

– Rebecca Fabiano, Founder and Executive Director, Fab Youth Philly

– Alex Gilliam, Co-Founder and Director of Design + Learning, Tiny WPA

– Daniel Hatcher, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

– Harrison Pinckney, PhD, Assistant Professor, Penn State University

– Moderator: Michael Nutter, Former Mayor of Philadelphia

A special group discount rate is available to nonprofits, educational organizations and government agencies who bring at least 5 employees from their organization to a single Play Date.

This event is part of the US Play Coalition’s 2023 Play Date Tour, a series of day-long “mini conferences” across the country, each with content that draws inspiration from the location and the play experts and practitioners in that area. Register for one Play Date or all of them…they are all unique!

Learn more about the 2023 Play Date Tour – https://usplaycoalition.org/2023-play-date-tour

Home-based providers: Your Feedback is Needed

Have the stressors of caring for children ever pushed you to consider closing your business? 

Quality Influential Professionals (QIP) is a Family Child Care provider led organization that supports and builds community amongst licensed family and group child care and unlicensed providers in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. Over the past two years QIP has repeatedly heard providers talk about low enrollment, low wages, changes in regulations, too much stress, the feeling of isolation and burnout are causing people to close their business. QIP is intentionally working to retain home-based child care providers and stem the tide of closures through our T.R.I.A.G.E. model (Teach, Restore, Influence, Advance, Gather, Empower). To better serve you, we what to hear about your experience. Please complete this survey by Tuesday July 18 2023 and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

PaTTAN Training Announcement – 2023 Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, is pleased to announce the following conference opportunity: 2023 Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit

Dates/Times:
August 16, 2023: 8:45 – 9:30 AM, Mindfulness Pre-Session, no credits
August 16, 2023: 9:45 AM – 4:15 PM
August 17, 2023: 8:15 AM – 4:15 PM

Location:
PaTTAN Central

This Summit is being offered to support educators in the creation of welcoming environments designed to promote learner and educator regulation in an effort to prevent behavior errors before they occur. Evidence-based strategies will be presented to support learners who are engaged in escalated behavior with the goal of reducing the use of restraints and exclusionary practices. National and local presenters will offer sessions on a variety of topics including de-escalation, data analysis, and alternatives to suspension and expulsion.

Audience:
Administrators Educators (including early childhood educators), Behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, special educators), Behavioral and mental health providers, Emotional Support teachers
Emotional Support paraprofessionals, Parents/Families

Keynote Presenters
: Brian Meyer, Dr. Lori Desautels

Credits:
ACT 48 Clock Hours, PSYCH, and BACB

Payment:

The cost of the two-day Summit is $50 regardless of whether you attend one or both days. Payment in full is due on or before August 3, 2023. Registration and payment will not be available onsite during the Summit.

Payment Options:
The PaTTAN registration system is equipped to process payment made by credit card, check/money order, and PO. All payments must be submitted on or before August 3, 2023. There will be no refunds.

Registration Information:

You may register online by clicking on the name of the event on the Training Events Calendar at: https://www.pattan.net/events/

For content related information and questions, please contact: Chanda Telleen at ctelleen@pattan.net or 717-901-2246

For general registration information and questions, please contact: Tina Rife at trife@pattan.net or 717-901-2278

La Salle Academy enrollment info

Founded in 2003, La Salle Academy (LSA) is a San Miguel model, independent, Catholic grade school, educating children grades 3rd through 8th dedicated to achieving success academically and spiritually in a supportive, faith-based learning environment. La Salle exclusively serves children from low-income families. The benefits of La Salle Academy include:

  • Small Classes: 15:1 student/teacher ratio
  • Extended School Day/School Year
  • Tuition support: $250/year – families must qualify for federal free/reduced price lunch
  • On-site nurse and wellness programs
  • Catholic High School Scholarships Available

Click on Enrollment Inquiry Form in link below (Spanish and English versions available).

https://linktr.ee/lasalleacademyphiladelphia. A flyer (English and Spanish) is attached to share with families who may be interested.

peace and blessings,

take care,

Maria J. Walker

President-Elect

La Salle Academy

215-739-5804

mwalker@lasalleacademy.net

www.lasalleacademy.net

follow us on social media @LaSalleAcademyPhiladelphia

20 Years of Powering Potential, Spiritually and Academically, for Philadelphia Children!

Job Opening

OCDEL announced an increase to the Maximum Child Care Allowance (also known as base rates) that will be effective 3/1/2023. You will find the full announcement here and the updated rate chart here.

  • If your current converted private pay rates are higher than the new base rates, you will receive the increase automatically. (This means that you previously submitted an updated Appendix C1 and published rates to support your private pay rates or reported these rates on your Market Rate Survey.)
    • If you are not sure if your current private rates were previously converted for subsidy use (AND YOUR PROGRAM IS LOCATED IN PHILADELPHIA), send your location name and provider number to ELRC18providers@caringpeoplealliance.org, and we will send you a screenshot of your current rates.
  • Providers who would like to update their private pay rates effective 3/1/2023, must submit an updated Appendix C1 and published rates no later than 3/31/2023. Documents received after 3/31/2023 will be effective the first of the month following receipt (i.e., if you submit your documents on 4/1/2023, the updated rates will be effective 5/1/2023).
  • There is no need to update your rates in PELICAN Provider Self Service. Even if you update your rates in PSS, you must submit the Appendix C1 and published rates in order for it to impact your subsidy reimbursement.
  • Note: Submitting just an Appendix C1 or just your published rates is also not sufficient for us to update your rates for subsidy use. You must submit BOTH the Appendix C1 and published rates.
  • Published rates are typically a flyer or page in your handbook that are used to inform the public about your fees. Per OCDEL’s announcement, you may also submit a parent contract or parent agreement to verify your updated rates, but remember that we need to document ALL of your rates, not just one care level.
  • How to return completed documents (FOR PHILADELHIA LOCATIONS ONLY):
    • (STRONGLY PREFERRED) Email both your Appendix C1 and published rates in the same email to ELRC18providers@caringpeoplealliance.org
    • Fax to (215) 940-0226
    • Drop off at any of ELRC 18’s locations during regular business hours:
      • 2361-2373 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114
      • 2816 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19133
      • 5548 Chestnut St, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19139
    • Mail to: Provider/STARS Department, ELRC 18, 2361-2373 Welsh Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19114
  • If you have any questions, please call the Provider/STARS team at (215) 382-4762 ext. 2980 or email ELRC18providers@caringpeoplealliance.org.

Children’s Village Beginner Business Series Starting SOON! Don’t miss this opportunity (especially now with the subsidy base rate increase!)…There are still a few openings for both the Center Director and Family Child Care Beginner Business Series for Children’s Village. Don’t let the name fool you, you don’t need to be a beginner to benefit from the wealth of knowledge that you will gain from participating in this program. ELRC 18 is making this opportunity available free of charge in order to help providers improve their business practices and increase their likelihood of financial stability. Click on the link for additional information and an application. Space is limited.

If you work with children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness, you are a trusted resource and can help introduce this valuable tool to those who can benefit the most. This toolkit includes several tools and tips to help you spread the word. Finding immediate and long-term resources for children and youth experiencing homelessness and their families can be overwhelming for them and the professionals who support them. Finding Your Way in PA app is a simple and effective way to empower children, youth, and their families experiencing homelessness to search for and contact a variety of services for shelter, food, health and mental health, education, and work. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Melissa Turnpaugh at mturnpaugh@csc.csiu.org.

ELRC 18 hosts a variety of monthly provider networking meetings and participates in several others. These meetings are a great opportunity to learn about important resources, to discuss changes in the field, and get to know and explore collaborations with your peers. Here is a list of upcoming meetings. If you facilitate a provider networking meeting that is not on this list and would like to include it, please let me know!

  • 2/23/2023 – Fourth Thursday – ELRC 18 South/West Directors from 1-3p. (Click here to join the meeting).
  • 2/28/2023 – virtually from 9a-11a – Monthly SEPECC meeting. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Early Childhood Coalition is an umbrella of organizations supporting the mission of providing high quality early childhood services to all families. It represents child care centers, family child care programs, advocacy groups, training agencies, early care support agencies, and funders who share the goal of coordinating and increasing public support for early care and education.  Register Here
  • 3/2/2023 – First Thursday – ELRC 18 Northeast Directors from 1-3p (Click HERE to join the Teams meeting at 1p)
  • 3/8/2023 – Second Wednesday at 1p – Motivation for Movement – designed for STAR 1 programs who have an interest in moving up in Keystone STARS, but have been out of the loop for some time. Hosted by ELRC STAR 1 quality coaches, this series will take a deep dive into the STAR 1 Standards and discuss the Sources of Evidence required to meet the STARS Standards. We will discuss “Best Practice” in everything STARS. Providers will have an opportunity to network with other providers who augment the quality in their programs. Click here to join the meeting and motivate your STARS journey.
  • 3/9/2023 – Segundo Jueves – ELRC 18 Proveedores de habla hispana de 6p-8p (Click HERE to join the Teams meeting at 6p) – Meeting on the second Thursday of the month for Spanish-speaking providers.
  • 3/11/2023 – Second Saturday at 9a – Quality Influential Professionals (QIP) family child care networking – open to all FCCH/GCCH providers. E-mail QIP Quality Influential Professionals at qipforu@gmail.com for the Zoom link to the upcoming meeting.
  • 3/15/2023 – Third Wednesday at 1p – Northwest Directors MeetingNOTE: This Zoom meeting is hosted by Childspace Centers and is open to all providers in the community. To RSVP and receive the meeting link, please e-mail jfilante@childspacecenters.org.
  • 3/16/2023 – Third Thursday – ELRC 18 North Directors from 1-3p (Click HERE to join the Teams meeting at 1p).
  • 3/21/2023 – Third Tuesday at 1p – Filling Your STARS Bucket – Join us for a monthly “virtual open forum” discussing “all things STARS.” This is a place for you to: ask questions, tell us what’s on your mind, talk about your challenges, get help brainstorming solutions and receive support from other providers. Facilitated by 3 ELRC 18 Quality Coaches and a Designator, join us each month to unpack some stuff and make room to continue “Filling Your STARS Bucket!” Click here to join the meeting

First Up invites you to the 2023 Annual Conference full of enriching professional development opportunities and incredible guest speakers. “The Joy of Teaching: Creating Meaningful Play Experiences” will be an In-Person event, bringing together early childhood educators for networking, resource sharing, and FUN. The Conference will take place Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. We will keep the celebration going into the night with the 2023 Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards, honoring early educators from across the country! We will applaud the achievements of outstanding early education teachers and bring attention to the critical role these teachers play in the lives of young children.  Click the button below to register for the First Up Annual Conference today! Not an educator but you are looking for ways to support early childhood educators? Check out the Events Prospectus which offers a wide variety of Sponsor, Exhibitor and Advertiser opportunities!

REGISTER TODAY

We can’t wait to celebrate WOYC with you this year, April 3-7, 2023, with our kick-off happening Saturday April 1. Join NAEYC as we celebrate our youngest learners with five fun-filled, themed days. We’ll be featuring resources and activity ideas for educators and families that will make play meaningful and learning fun! Start planning your week around our daily classroom celebration themes. Or create your own! The important thing is that we’re celebrating the potential of ALL young children to learn, grow and thrive! Discover resources and Step It Up (SIU) ideas to use in your planning.

This page is an easy-to-navigate, repository holding everything about the Pennsylvania Registered ECE Apprenticeship in one place! PA’s Apprenticeship program allows early childhood educators to pursue CDA, associate and bachelor’s degrees while employed in childcare centers. This website has the information educators need to know about everything apprenticeship-related. Click here to visit the page now.

  • The Diversifying Early Education Leadership (DEEL) project, funded by the William Penn Foundation, supports 20 mid-career early childhood education professionals of color in Philadelphia, building their content knowledge, networking, and leadership skills so that they are prepared to assume positions of leadership in the city. The first cohort of 10 Fellows is participating from January 2020-December 2021, and the second cohort of 10 Fellows will participate from September 2021-August 2023.Become a DEEL Fellow!There are several parts to the Fellowship:
    • Fellows take two graduate courses at Temple, leading to a certificate in Diversity Leadership.
    • Fellows attend monthly seminars hosted by Temple, focused on understanding the ECE landscape in Philadelphia and across the country.
    • Fellows receive individualized leadership coaching from a professional coach.
    • Fellows spend approx. 1 day per month as interns in a local ECE organization. The Fellow and the Project Site will together decide on a project for the Fellow to oversee, with a DEI focus.
    • Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend.

    To nominate a Fellow or to apply, visit: https://sites.temple.edu/ecediversityfellowship/about-the-deel-fellowship

    Become a DEI Partner Organization!

    Local ECE organizations can become Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Partner Organization. DEI Partner Organizations host a Fellow for approx. 1 / month. One member of their organization is the Fellow’s primary mentor, helping the Fellow to develop and carry out a project with a DEI focus that benefits the organization. Fellows have access to funds ($1,000) to support their project. Projects might include:

    • Developing culturally relevant and sensitive family outreach materials, or
    • Establishing an advisory board of diverse stakeholders.

    DEI Partner Organizations choose a representative to conduct a DEI self-study guided by Temple faculty. Funds ($1,000) will be provided to support this organizational equity work.

    To apply as a DEI Partner, visit: https://sites.temple.edu/ecediversityfellowship/about-the-deel-fellowship/

As COVID-19 vaccines slowly help us return to doing the things we love and seeing the people we care about, you might find that your child has questions—some of which may be more difficult to respond to. Sesame Street in Communities launched some new resources to inform and answer questions that you or your family may have about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as to explain the vaccine’s importance. They partnered with the Ad Council, COVID Collaborative, and the CDC to create 3 new PSAs. In addition to these spots, SSIC is releasing additional bilingual resources for parents, caregivers, and providers to explain why grownups are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, answer common questions in age-appropriate ways. Visit SesameStreetInCommunities.org/subtopics/vaccines to explore these free materials (available in both English and Spanish).

  • Click here for a link to Parent Cafes in 10 different neighborhoods throughout the city. Parent Cafes are safe spaces where parents can share a meal and learn from each other.

DeeGrace Childcare Center – Director Position Available

Pay Rate up to $20.00 per hour

Health insurance + Benefits

Contact Ms.Dee 859-409-7471

Requirements: Associates Degree, All Clearances, Childcare experience

The Registry/Workforce Development team at the PA Key

Has 2 openings for Career Pathway verifiers (aka Data Verification Associates). Applications are open on the BCIU website.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Data Verification Associate.

https://www.applitrack.com/berksiu/onlineapp/default.aspx?internal=internal&district=&category=General+The+Pennsylvania+Key&AppliTrackJobId=1716&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Data Verification Associate

https://www.applitrack.com/berksiu/onlineapp/default.aspx?internal=internal&district=&category=General+The+Pennsylvania+Key&AppliTrackJobId=1717&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Fab Youth Philly has TWO OPENINGS for Youth Development Specialists

Fab Youth Philly has TWO OPENINGS for Youth Development Specialists (Group Leaders). This is a salaried ($40,000), permanent position. 10 paid holidays, 10 paid sick days; 9 holidays, 1 week paid time off end of August. AND you get to make a difference in the life of teens and children in Philly. The job description can be found on our website and by clicking that link in the words ‘job descriptions’. PLEASE REMIND PEOPLE TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.

If you missed the SEPECC Roundtable on June 15th with OCDEL Deputy Secretary Tracey Campinini, you can view it here: https://www.firstup.org/SEPECC/.

Past issues of the ELRC 18 E-bulletin are now available in section below

Philadelphia's Informal Child Care Project

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