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


The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (ACDHS) is pleased to partner with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to support Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 in partnership with The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, and Trying Together.

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 consolidated the work of Child Care Works (CCW) Agencies and Regional Keys to create an enhanced resource and referral system for communities seeking early learning services and supports.

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services is the lead agency for ELRC Region 5 in partnership with The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, and Trying Together.


Core Values

At ELRC Region 5, we recognize the dignity and potential of all people through our interactions with those we serve and the services we seek to deliver, coordinate, and align.

We commit to:

  • Meeting and honoring the child, family, and early care and education professional where they are on their developmental journey.

  • Recognizing that children are best supported in the context of their family, culture, neighborhood, and community.

  • Recognizing (or realizing) we have much to learn from children, families, and early care and education professionals and seek to bring this learning to our work.

  • Collaborating in partnership across sectors and expertise to deliver services that build on the inherent strengths of children, families, and early care and education professionals.

  • Building familial, professional, and partner relationships with open and honest communication.





The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for providing and administering publicly-funded human services to County residents. DHS provides a wide range of services, including services for older adults; mental health services (includes 24-hour crisis counseling); drug and alcohol services; child protective services; at-risk child development and education; emergency shelters and housing for the homeless; non-emergency medical transportation; and referrals for support coordination for individuals with a diagnosis of intellectual disability.



The Alliance For Infants and Toddlers was established in 1988 by a Federal grant to assist families of low birth weight infants. In 1992, The Alliance was chosen by Allegheny County as the Early Intervention Service Coordination Agency for families of children, ages birth to three years, who have developmental concerns.



Trying Together supports high-quality care and education for young children by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. Trying Together works regionally (in Southwestern Pennsylvania) and takes its expertise and models to statewide and national audiences.




Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.*

*Walk-ins accepted until 4:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.**

**5:00 - 7:00 p.m. by appointment only


Main Office Location

ELRC Region 5
304 Wood Street, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1928


Satellite Office Locations

Kingsley Association
6435 Frankstown Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Hosanna House
807 Wallace Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Human Services Center
519 Penn Avenue
Turtle Creek, PA 15145

South Hills Interfaith Movement
41 Macek Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Providence Family Support Center
3113 Brighton Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Focus on Renewal Learning Center
500 Chartiers Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136