Welcome to the Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organization (ECE PDO) at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC)! As one of two statewide Professional Development Organizations across Pennsylvania we support the early childhood education (ECE) workforce in Philadelphia and surrounding counties (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery) while Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania operates in the Central, Northeast, Northwest and Southwest regions of the state.
In partnership with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, we support direct access for the ECE workforce to pursue career pathways that lead to degrees or credentials. By coordinating with Early Learning Resource Centers to improve the quality of ECE programs, we address the existing barriers to degree attainment. Participants can choose between online, face-to-face, and hybrid options.
NEW to our website is our ECE PDO at PHMC Work Plan! CLICK HERE for more information about the goals, strategies and activities of the ECE PDO.
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News and Announcements
PHMC and the ECE PDO continue to monitor information on COVID-19/coronavirus. We are focused on quality care for all participants and ensuring organizational preparedness, including our employee’s health and wellness. We are continuing to provide services to our clients and are ensuring extra preventive and precautionary measures are in place based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. If you have a specific question about ECE PDO at PHMC’s services, please contact 267-773-4400 or email
Pennsylvania to Invest $10 Million to Support Early Childhood Educators in Career Development
Governor Tom Wolf announced today that his administration will make a $10 million investment in Pennsylvania's children through a workforce development program that will help early childhood workers gain valuable credentials and advance their professional careers.