This annual event provides early care and education practitioners, parents and advocates an opportunity to dialogue and learn while building a stronger early learning community. With support from the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development & Early Learning the Summit will again this year be able to offer scholarship to support staff working in DHS regulated child care programs — center, group and family to attend the ECE Summit. Additionally, staff from the 32 state- funded Family Centers are also eligible to apply for scholarships to the ECE Summit.

The Summit is cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Child Care Association, the Pennsylvania Head Start Association and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare.

All staff of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) certified child care programs and Family Centers are eligible to apply for ECE Summit Scholarships.  Scholarships are valid for Summit registration fees and hotel accommodations only.  Scholarships will be awarded based on a regional distribution and are subject to availability of funds. Click here to learn more about start your scholarship application.