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Child care allows families to work

Child care allows parents to work and employs thousands of York County residents. It is a critical component of the York County economy. More importantly, it is the foundation for future learning. Countless research shows the best way to ensure that a child will succeed in school, graduate from high school and become a productive member of society is to start them out on the right path. The research of James Heckman, Nobel Laureate economist from the University of Chicago, concluded that the greatest return on investment is from programs that are focused on young children. The 40-year High Scope Preschool studyfound for every $1 invested in high-quality early childhood education we can save $7 on costs associated with special education, teen pregnancy, high school dropouts, juvenile delinquency, welfare dependency and prison.

What is Child Care Consultants

Caring for children for over 30 years

Child Care Consultants, Inc. (CCC) is a non-profit child care resource and referral agency, founded in 1987. As the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) for Regions 9 and 10 in Pennsylvania, CCC serves Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties. 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.  Through the administration of both the Child Care Works and Keystone STARS programs, ELRCs create an enhanced resource and referral system for communities seeking early learning services and supports.

CCC helps parents find and evaluate child care options and offers financial assistance through the Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program. For child care providers, CCC offers training and technical assistance. Additionally, CCC works with employers interested in promoting work/life balance, provides leadership to community-supported child care initiatives and advocates on behalf of child care issues at the local, state, and national level.

CCC works collaboratively with child care providers, parents, government, businesses and community leaders to assure that all families have access to affordable high quality child care. The board and staff at CCC believe that the children of today are critical to our future and recognize that parents, as diverse individuals, have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children future.

 

Keystone STARS

Overseeing PA's Quality Improvement program for all types of child care programs, in 16 counties.

Child Care Works

Providing financial assistance to help low-income working families pay for care through the Subsidized Child Care Program.

CACFP Food Program

A sponsor agency for home-based providers in 21 counties to help them provide nutritious meals.

Home Based Providers

Assisting persons caring for children in their home to become certified with DHS and improve the quality of care they provide.

Resource & Referral

Assisting families in finding quality child care and has free resources on a variety of topics.