PA Infant Toddler Contract Expansion Webinar
Child care providers from across the commonwealth are encouraged to apply for the 980 expansion Infant Toddler Contract slots. In preparation, a pre-application webinar will be held for providers who meet eligibility requirements.
To apply for the 980 expansion Infant Toddler Contract slots, eligible providers must:
currently serve Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (PA PKC) funded children; and
have an established infant/toddler program.
In preparation for applying a Pre-Application Webinar is being offered Friday, August 23, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Applicants can access the webinar via this link: http://bit.ly/ITSlotsWebinar.
Last year, $2 million of federal funding was utilized to fund a pilot program serving Child Care Works eligible infants and toddlers via contracted slots. The Governor’s 2019-20 budget includes $15 million to expand the Infant Toddler Contracted Slots program to serve more eligible children.
The Infant Toddler Contracted Slots Program builds upon the already established infrastructure of the PA PKC Program model. PA PKC has been in existence since 2007 and provides high quality pre-kindergarten services to eligible children. Building an infant toddler focused program with established PA PKC programs will allow continued focus on quality programming while building strong transitions from infant-toddler to pre-kindergarten classrooms.
Applications are due by Monday, September 9, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. To begin the application process and to learn more, visit the PA Key website. Review the Infant Toddler Contracted Slots Program policies, application guidance, and full application online at pakeys.org.
For questions contact the Pennsylvania Key by Friday, August 30, 2019: