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CCPN has listed numerous resources pertaining to Early Childhood Professionals in various categories below.

CCPN does not endorse any of the organizations, products, or services listed in these sections. These are resources CCPN have collected from our membership who have vetted and can attest to the products and/or services they provide. CCPN is in no way compensated to list these resources here.

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The Pennsylvania Key

This is Pennsylvania's early childhood source for professionals. We have all the latest information for OCDEL's early childhood programs and helpful facts for your professional career development.You can also check for latest news, events and links to additional initiatives and resources.If you are a parent, family member, or guardian looking for more information on quality child care in Pennsylvania, vist PA's Promise for Children.

Marnie Aylesworth
Executive Director
marayl@pakeys.org
717-213-3736
200 North Third Street, 3rd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Special Kids Network

The SKN helpline assists providers and parents of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) access local services and supports. SKN connects families to resources within their community to allow CYSHCN to be successful and develop to their full potential. SKN serves children and youth with physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional needs from birth through age 21.

RA-BFHSKN@pa.gov
1-800-986-4550

Pre-K Counts

Quality pre-kindergarten can give your child a strong start in school and in life. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides free half-day or full-day pre-kindergarten for at-risk children throughout Pennsylvania.

"Philadelphia Coordinated
Health Care (PCHC)"

Our Mission is to enhance access to community physical and mental health care through education, public health outreach, advocacy and empowerment as well as to improve health care outcomes for individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ID) and/or Autism.

Melissa DiSipio
Director
mdisipio@pmhcc.org
(215) 546-0300 ext. 3685
1601 Market Street, 5th Floor - Philadelphia, PA 1910

PA Dept. of Human Services

Our mission is to assist Pennsylvanians in leading safe, healthy, and productive lives through equitable, trauma-informed, and outcome-focused services while being an accountable steward of commonwealth resources.

Caitlin Palmer
Special Advisor
caipalmer@pa.gov
717-772-4141
Office of the Secretary 3rd Floor, Health & Welfare Building 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120

PA Dept. of Education Standard Aligned System (SAS)

The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched-based resource to improve student achievement. SAS identifies six elements that impact student achievement: Standards, Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials & Resources, and Safe and Supportive Schools.

Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) (a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services) is focused on creating opportunities for the commonwealth's youngest citizens to develop and learn to their fullest potential.

717-783-6788
333 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, USA

Keystone STARS

Keystone STARS is Pennsylvania's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). A QRIS is a continuous quality improvement systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs.Keystone STARS is a program of Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

1-800-284-6031
200 North 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) 15

The ELRC provides child care subsidy to eligible families. This is a parent choice system. Parents may choose any licensed, regulated or relative, provider who signs an agreement for funding through this agency and complies with State laws and regulations. The ELRC may not make recommendations regarding selection of a child care provider. ELRC resource and referral staff are able to offer parents and caregivers a variety of resource information to local agencies, government programs, services and child care providers.

Address: 20 South 69th Street, 4th Floor
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
County Holiday Calendar
Phone: 610-713-2115 or 1-800-831-3117
Fax: 610-713-2233/2333
Email: elrcregion15@pa.gov

AID in PA

AID in PA is a collaborative effort between ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training) and its subsidiary teams #ASDNext and the Philly Autism Project, the HCQUs (Health Care Quality Units) across the state and Temple University’s department of Disability Resources and Services, all operating under Pennsylvania’s ODP (Office of Developmental Programs).

Newest Resources Added

Below are just a few of the newest ones added to this database.

How to talk to your children about conflict and war

Article from UNICEF. When conflict or war makes the headlines, it can cause feelings such as fear, sadness, anger and anxiety wherever you live. Here are some tips on how to approach the conversation with your child and to provide them with support and comfort.

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

The Arboretum is free and open to the public dawn to dusk 365 days a year. It is a great place for families to come and explore on a nice day! I have seasonal scavenger hunts available for families to enjoy and activity booklets that rotate as well.

Jefferson Health Social Needs Database

Health Partners Plans knows that many members need some help trying to find social services in their communities. Search for free or reduced cost help around food, housing, transit, job training and more.

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