on 20 March 2023

The Early Childhood Professional Development Organization (ECE PDO) at PHMC is soliciting proposals for the provision of career pathway services for the 2023-24 fiscal year. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify institutions of higher education (IHEs) and professional learning organization (PLOs) partners to develop educational pathways with workforce supports through program design to provide equitable access to degree and credential attainment for the incumbent ECE workforce in Philadelphia and the Southeast Region of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.  

Please note: This RFP does not include the provision of Pediatric CPR and First Aid services for FY23.  An application for CPR and First Aid will be released under separate cover in the coming weeks.

Procurement Timeline:

Event Date
RFP Released to Public March 20, 2023
PHMC Hosts Bidder's Conference   March 30, 2023 at 11AM
RFP Submission Deadline
(RFPs must be submitted electronically. Late submissions will not be accepted)
April 28, 2023 at 5PM
PHMC Announces Successful Bidder/Notice of Intent to Award June 2, 2023 (tentative)
Contract Negotiations and Execution of the Contract Completed July 1, 2023

Application Materials:
FY24 Request for Proposals and Application
Attachment A: Work Plan and Budget Summary
Attachment B: All Services Staff Plan
Attachment C: Acknowledgement and Attestation Form

Bidder's Conference:
The ECE PDO at PHMC will hold a Bidder's Conference on Thursday, March 30th at 11AMCLICK HERE to pre-register for the conference.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing the meeting link.  Please save this link for the meeting date.  Questions may be submitted ahead of the conference date by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Complete applications are due Friday, April 28 by 5PM.   RFPs must be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Late submissions will not be accepted

on 20 March 2023

The ECE PDO at PHMC is now accepting proposals for ECE Career Pathway Services for the 2024 Fiscal Year.  PHMC invites Institutions of Higher Education and qualifying community partners to submit applications by April 28, 2023. CLICK HERE for the announcement.

on 16 March 2020


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


on 08 January 2020

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. 

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