OCCL Monitoring Update: Developmental Screening Requirements

OCCL Monitoring Update

Please see the below from Cindy Brown, Director, Office of Early Childhood Intervention

Dear Child Care Professionals,

At the March 19th,2024, DECC meeting the Delaware Department of Education, Early Childhood Support team shared that OCCL will extend its timeline and not cite for non-compliance with developmental screening requirements through June 30, 2025. Beginning July 1,2025 programs that are applying for child care license renewals will need to comply with the developmental screening requirements, that will be set forth in the coming months.

The attached memo provides more details about this extension as well as information about the required trainings needed to access the DDOE Online screening system.

Please contact the DDOE Developmental Screening Help Desk at de.screens@doe.k12.de.us  with any questions.

Thank you for continuing this important work to support the children and families you serve.

Early Childhood Support Team, Department of Education

Cindy L. Brown,M.Ed.

Director, Office of Early Childhood Intervention

Early Childhood Support

Delaware Department of Education

401 Federal Street,

Dover, DE 19901



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