Hello, we will be opening at 10 am today, Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. Thanks and be safe.
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.
Finding quality child care programs has never been easier, thanks to www.findchildcare.pa.gov!
- 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 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-771-8560.