Child Care & Early Learning

Care for Them: Quality early learning, whether at home, in child care, or preschool, helps all children reach their promise. Find early learning programs, learn how to keep your child healthy, and get help dealing with challenging behaviors from PA’s Promise for Children.

Child Care Works: Pennsylvania’s child care subsidy program, Child Care Works, may be able to help. Child care subsidy makes it possible for low-income families to find reliable, quality child care near their home or work and provides financial assistance to help families afford it.

Early Learning Resource Center: Help with finding a child care, preschool or afterschool program, as well as help paying for child care.

Find Child Care: Search for Pennsylvania certified child care and early learning programs.

Help them Learn: Play is a fun and effective way to support your child’s learning and development. Discover playful activities you can use to help your child gain new skills at home, and learn how to prepare for preschool and kindergarten from PA’s Promise for Children.

Pennsylvania Head Start and Early Head Start: Pennsylvania’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide free comprehensive services for low-income children from birth to entry into kindergarten.

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts: Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides free half-day or full-day pre-kindergarten for at-risk children throughout Pennsylvania.

Watch them Grow: Children learn so much and grow so quickly in their first five years it can be hard to keep up! Although each child develops at his own pace, they all follow the same steps. Get resources to tell you what to expect as your child develops—and what to do if you have questions or concerns along the way from PA’s Promise for Children.