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ELRC For Families

What is an Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC)?

The Early Learning Resources Centers in Pennsylvania provide a single point of contact for families looking for early care and education programs, subsidized child care funding, and/or other services that support the growth and development of young children. The ELRC will make it easier for families to access the services they need like subsidized child care, PA Pre K Counts, Head Start and Early Head Startand Early Intervention Services.

What is subsidized child care?

Subsidized child care funding is provided by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning and is available through the ELRC for families who meet eligibility guidelines.

What are the guidelines for Subsidized Child Care?

You must submit an Application to the ELRC office to see if you meet the guidelines for the subsidized child care program. You can obtain an application by calling the office, or you can apply online.

Subsidized Income Guidelines

Effective 05/03/2021


The following are the basic guidelines:

  • You must live in Pennsylvania
  • Have a child or children who need child care while you work and/or attend an education program
  • Meet income guidelines for your family size
  • Work an average of 20 or more hours a week – or- Work 10 hours a week and attend a certified school/training program for 10 hours a week
  • Teen parents need only to attend an education program to obtain a high school diploma or GED
  • The child who needs care must be a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residency
    Have proof of identification for each parent or caretaker in the home.

Need help in finding affordable, high quality child care or other early care and education programs near you?

ELRC 6 can provide information for early care and learning programs in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties.

We can determine if you are eligible for subsidized child care or help you find other early care and education programs in the area that may meet your families’ needs.

Please contact one of the following offices nearest to you:

Office TitleOffice Phone NumberOffice Toll Free Phone NumberOffice Fax NumberOffice Street AddressOffice CityOffice Zip CodeOffice State
CCA Bedford(814) 623-9129(800) 323-9997(814) 623-1444195 Drive In LaneEverett15537PA
CCA Blair(814) 515-1223(814) 515-14061010 12th Street Suite 1Altoona16601PA
CCA Cambria(814) 846-5130(814) 846-51363133 New Germany Road Suite 64Ebensburg15931PA
CCA Franklin County(717) 263-6549(717) 263-7060533 S. Main StreetChambersburg17201PA
CCA Huntingdon(814) 643-4202(814) 643-4481510 Washington StreetHuntingdon16652PA
CCA Somerset(814) 445-9260(814) 445-9305(814) 443-36076022 Glades Pike Founder's Hall Suite 125Somerset15501PA

Online Resources for Families

Resource TitleResource Description
Online Child Care Provider SearchSearch for child care and other Early Learning Programs in PA
Childcare RegulationsFind out what the regulations are for child care programs in PA
Child Care CertificationContacts for child care certification offices
Early Intervention ResourcesConcerns about your child’s development
Nurse Family PartnershipsHome visiting program for pregnant moms
PA Pre K Counts ProgramsProvides quality half-day and full-day pre-kindergarten to eligible 3 and 4 year old in Pennsylvania
PA Promise For ChildrenGuide to information, activities and programs to help young children develop (includes the Early Learning GPS and Kindergarten readiness activities)
Head Start LocatorFind a Head Start or Early Head Start near you