What is an Early Learning Resource Center?


Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) provide a single point-of-contact for families, early learning service providers, and communities to gain information and access services that support high-quality child care and early learning programs. 
ELRCs can help families find the best child care for their children. They offer links to services like: 
• Child Care Works, Pennsylvania’s child care subsidy program
• Keystone STARS, Pennsylvania’s quality improvement program for child care providers
• PA Pre-K Counts and Head Start 
• Early Intervention Services

Resource and Referral

Child Care Levels

  • Infants: Birth to 12 months of age
  • Young Toddlers: Ages 12 months to 24 months
  • Older Toddlers: Ages 25 months to 36 months
  • Preschool: Ages 37 months to the date they enter kindergarten
  • School Age: Kindergarten Age up to their 13th birthday