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Pennsylvania’s 2019 child care market rate survey report

In August 2019, OCDEL staff developed a plan for the upcoming MRS. A series of meetings were held to determine the best course of action for administering the survey, and communicating with the field of child care providers. Like the 2016 MRS, staff agreed that utilizing PELICAN Provider Self-Service (PSS) was the best course of action for administering the survey. PSS is a self-service online application that allows regulated child care providers to manage their working relationships with OCDEL. Among the functional capabilities of PSS, providers can update their program profiles, including a section dedicated to private pay tuition rates. OCDEL staff worked with the Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) to update instructions on how a provider could update private pay tuition rates utilizing PSS. In addition, all providers were notified that if they did not wish to utilize PSS or did not have an active PSS profile, they could choose to report private pay rates to the ELRCs directly through a phone call or email. To adhere to the CCDF requirement that the MRS be completed over a three-month span, OCDEL set the survey timeframe for providers to update their private pay tuition rates from Oct. 7, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2019. (author abstract)
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