Early Learning Resource Center Region 17

Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 17 provides a single point-of-contact for Montgomery County families, early learning service providers, and community members looking to gain information and access services that support high-quality child care and early learning programs.

Across Pennsylvania, ELRCs administer over $680 million in child care subsidy and supports. This state and federal investment in Pennsylvania’s working families enables parents to maintain employment while creating opportunities for the commonwealth’s children to develop and learn to their fullest potential. Research has shown that children's learning opportunities in the years before kindergarten have an important effect on their performance in school and beyond.

Through ELRC Region 17, child care professionals can obtain support in building quality outcomes for children by working with quality coaches to achieve Keystone STAR 3 and 4 status, building connections with community partners, and supporting children and families in accessing additional services, such as PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start, home-visiting, and Early Intervention. A Keystone STARS designation informs parents that their children are in a safe, respectful environment in which they are learning new things every day to support their current and future successes in school and in life.

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November Newsletter


ELRC Asset Map

ELRC Asset Map

Activity Book

elrc activity guide


Say Boo to the Flu, RSV, and COVID Too! 

Flu, COVID-19 and RSV spread easily during the winter and can be serious. Getting your family vaccinated is the best way to protect them from severe disease. Vaccination helps reduce severe illness and the risk of hospitalization. Protect yourself and your family with Flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines. Learn more at mcicpa.org/fall-vax

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Have you received your child care program's free Carbon Monoxide Detector(s) yet? OCDEL still has plenty of free Carbon Monoxide Detectors for childcare providers. All providers who received a certificate of compliance and have not received a free Carbon Monoxide Detector (1 or 2 detectors - the limit is 2 detectors) are eligible and should have received their promo code via email and postal mail. This includes all relative providers with an active Child Care Works agreement as of 6/30/23. If you cannot find your promo code, please email Kristi or call (630) 339-7943.

Kindergarten, Here I Am!

Kindergarten Here I Am

Learning is Everywhere

Learning is Everywhere

Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Kindergarten Here I Come