Ensure every child and family in Allegheny County has access to high-quality, accessible, and affordable early learning opportunities.


Supporting families and providers.


Find High-quality Child Care

How do you find a local child care program that's right for your family? ELRC Region 5 partner Trying Together, and COMPASS and The National Association for The Education of Young Children (NAEYC) have resources to support your search.

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Financial Assistance for Families

The average annual cost of high-quality child care now exceeds that of state college. How will you pay for child care? The Child Care Works (CCW) Subsidized Child Care program may be able to help.

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Professional Growth Opportunities

The quality of a child care program is directly impacted by its staff. To support these caregivers, ELRC Region 5 connects early childhood professionals to professional growth opportunities both online and in-person.

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Find Your ELRC

Search for your local Early Learning Resource Center by county or by zip code.

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