Early Learning

Announcement for Family Child Care Homes:

Effective December 28, 2015, Governor Wolf signed a law that requires family child care homes to become certified or licensed. A family child care homes' current certificate of registration is valid until replaced by a certificate of compliance or license. In addition, the federal law that oversees and provides funding for child care assistance (Child Care Development Block Grant - CCDBG) was reauthorized for the first time since 1996. In an effort to support families with access to safe, reliable child care, the federal law also requires family child care homes to become certified. Find out more about the steps and resources available to help Family Child Care Homes become certified here.

 

Announcement for Friend/Neighbor Caregivers receiving child care subsidy: 

In 2014, the federal law that oversees and provides funding for child care assistance (Child Care Development Block Grant- CCDBG) was reauthorized for the first time since 1996. In an effort to support families with access to safe, reliable child care, the law will require family child care homes and friend/neighbor caregivers receiving child care subsidy to become certified by November 2016. Find out more about the steps and resources available to help Friend/Neighbor caregivers become certified here.

 

Apply for or Renew a Child Care Certification online with Provider Self Service (PSS):

New and existing Child Care Providers can now use Provider Self Service (PSS) to apply for or renew child care licensing, submit online attendance invoices, update provider profiles, and much more. Find out more about Provider Self Services

 

Opening a Child Care Program

If you are interested in opening a child care program, view the provider requirements and child care forms in the list of links below.

 

Becoming an Early Intervention Service Provider

Interested parties should approach the County EI program and express an interest in becoming an Early Intervention provider. The County EI program will assure that interested parties meet state approved/recognized certification or licensing requirements and that the required pre-service training requirements are met. Interested parties must obtain the necessary background clearances, including child abuse and criminal history clearances. Potential waiver providers must complete a Provider Agreement for Participation in the Medical Assistance program for Early Interventions services in the Infants, Toddlers and Families Waiver.