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Posted on: January 8th, 2020 by Kristen Miller

Hello, we will be opening at 10 am today, Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. Thanks and be safe.

Waitlist Update!

Posted on: November 13th, 2019 by Kristen Miller

ELRC Region 9 (Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon and Perry Counties) currently has a waiting list date of 11/5/19.

ELRC Region 10 (Adams, Lancaster and York Counties) currently does not have a waiting list.

Congratulations Child Care Consultants!

Posted on: November 13th, 2019 by Kristen Miller
Child Care Consultants has been named one of the 2019 Game Changers: Business of the Year award winners.

Game Changers recognizes Central PA’s most dynamic and impactful businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community.

https://www.cpbj.com/event/2019-game-changers/

Do you want to start your own Home Child Care Business?

Posted on: September 3rd, 2019 by Kristen Miller

Posted on: April 24th, 2019 by Kristen Miller

United Way of York County Partner Agency

Posted on: September 27th, 2018 by Kristen Miller

Find Child Care in Pennsylvania

Posted on: August 24th, 2018 by Kristen Miller

Finding quality child care programs has never been easier, thanks to www.findchildcare.pa.gov!

OCDEL Announces Increased Payment Rates for Providers

Posted on: July 23rd, 2018 by Kristen Miller
Action required for providers. The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has announced it is increasing payment rates to child care providers serving children in subsidized care. Effective August 1, 2018, the Child Care Works (CCW) program will lift the base rate freeze for STAR 1 and STAR 2 providers, as well as apply a general Maximum Child Care Allowance (MCCA) base rate increase of 2.5% across all counties, provider types, STAR levels and care levels. STAR 1 and STAR 2 providers being paid below the MCCA will be paid the lower of their private-pay rates or the MCCA.
Please note:
Child care providers will receive a packet in the mail containing a new Provider Agreement and instructions on updating your rates. Providers will have the opportunity to increase/update their rates through the new agreement for certified providers. Please return the Provider Agreement completed page one (1) and signed page six (6) along with your “Appendix C-1 ELRC Subsidized Child Care Provider Reported Rates” and your published private-pay rates.
In order to be paid for the month of August, all providers in ELRC Regions 9 and 10 must submit to Child Care Consultants, Inc. the following:
  • Provider Agreement completed page one (1) and signed page six (6)
  • “Appendix C-1 ELRC Subsidized Child Care Provider Reported Rates”
  • Published private-pay rates
Child Care Consultants, Inc. must receive this information by 8/5/18.
Please return to:
Child Care Consultants, Inc.
ELRC Regions 9 & 10
29 N. Duke Street
York, PA 17401
Providers can contact Rebecca Anciso at 717-771-8541 or ranciso@childcareconsultants.org with questions or for further assistance.

Child care allows families to work

Posted on: May 7th, 2018 by Admin

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 study found that 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.

Dr. Craig Ramey of Georgetown University found that for every 50 kindergarten children who experience difficulty in learning pre-reading skills, 44 of them will not be reading on grade level in third grade. School performance in third grade can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, which children will go on to drop out of school. Therefore, it is imperative that we ensure that every child enters kindergarten with the skills necessary to succeed.  CCC does just that by working with parents to develop their skills as their child’s first teacher, partnering with all types of early childhood education programs to improve their quality, and working with business and community leaders and organizations to support young children and their families.

Child Care Consultants selected as Early Learning Resource Center

Posted on: May 7th, 2018 by Admin

Child Care Consultants in York was selected by the PA Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to be the regional Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) for Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and Lebanon Counties (Region 9) and York, Adams, Lancaster Counties (Region 10). The ELRCs were created to improve the quality of and access to early learning services and help families identify the best child care options that meet the needs of their children. The ELRCs will also provide connections to other organizations providing services to families with young children.  Beginning July 1, 2018 ELRCs will provide a single point of contact for families, early childhood education programs, non-profits, communities and business leaders to gain information and access services that support high quality early childhood education. Child Care Consultants is one of twelve organizations across the Commonwealth that were selected.

Child Care Consultants will expand services through the new ELRC model overseeing the Child Care Works programs for these seven counties. The agency will continue to provide support for PA’s quality improvement program, Keystone STARS in this service area and as a subcontractor for ERLC programs in Centre, Mifflin, Juniata, Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties (Region 8). Child Care Consultants will continue to administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for 21 counties and is a United Way of York County Partner Agency. Agency revenue will expand to approximately $75 million and will be adding 35-40 staff members.

Christy S. Renjilian, Executive Director of Child Care Consultants, said, “Child Care Consultants is pleased to continue its decades of service to York County and surrounding communities. We have a long history of working with a wide variety of community partners to promote access, affordability and quality of early childhood education programs for families and children. Child Care Consultants looks forward to building upon our strengths and creating new partnerships to enhance services throughout ELRC Regions 9 and 10”.

Child Care Consultants, founded in 1987, is committed to helping children, families, and early childhood education programs be successful. Our mission is to ensure that all families have access to affordable, high quality child care choices that lead to success in school and life.

We assist low income working families in paying for child care. Child Care Consultants provides resources, training, and on-site technical assistance to early childhood education providers to help them improve their program to ensure that every child is successful in school and life.  We serve approximately 24,000 children, families, and early childhood education programs annually.

For more information, please contact Christy S. Renjilian, Executive Director, crenjilian@childcareconsultants.org  or 717-771-8560.