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PEARS Updates:

CACFP 2014-2015 Program Year Open

The 2014-2015 CACFP Renewal Application Process is now OPEN as of August 20, 2014. 

Just a reminder - The 2014-2015 renewal process has an additional regulatory requirement of Annual Training.  Sponsors must demonstrate knowledge proficiency of CACFP before receiving  approval of their 2014-2015 Renewal Application packet. Additional inf

SNP Open for 2014-2015 School Year

The 2014-2015 School Year(SY) as open.  That includes the Sponsor Application packet in the PEARS system as well as instructions, forms and guidance. 

Please be sure to read the Annual Update (PDE-SNP-023) posted on PEARS,Download Forms, in the SNP-Policy Update section.  This update provides you with information and training guidance on changes to be implemented with the 2014-2015 SY, as well as, provides reminders of on-going requirements. 

Please Note
:  with the opening of the SNP 2014-2015 SY and CACFP 2015 Program year, PEARS will default to the most recent open year when you log in.  To work in the prior year, once logged onto PEARS, select the Applications Tab (in the upper left), next select Application Packet, then the year you want to work in. You may also change the year by selecting the year in the top navigation bar on the right side of the screen.

System Maintenance

  • PEARS will be unavailable each Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:00pm (EDT) for regular maintenance.

Resetting Your Password

  • When resetting your password, please remember that your new password must contain the following:

    - Minimum of 8 characters long

    - Contain one special character

    - Contain at least one UPPERCASE letter

    - Contain at least one numeric character  

    Help Desk may assist with any Password problems or resets, Toll Free at: 1-888-877-1306.


  • If you need to access information on our "OLD" PEARS system, you can login here.


  • Information in this system and documents submitted become public record and are subject to disclosure. With few exceptions, you have the right to request and be informed about the information that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) collects about you. You are entitled to receive and review the information upon request. You also have the right to ask PDE to correct any information that is determined to be incorrect. (Reference: Government Code, Sections 552.021, 552.023, and 559.004.) Unauthorized use of PDE information resources is prohibited and misuse is subject to criminal prosecution. Except as otherwise provided by applicable privacy laws, there should be no expectation of privacy. Usage may be subject to security testing and monitoring.