Pennsylvania Early Learning keys to QualityThe NW Regional Key collaborates with regional early learning and school-age partners to support positive outcomes for children.

Pre K Counts is an initiative to build and strengthen pre-kindergarten partnerships.

United Way of Erie plays a unique role both as a leader in the health/human services sector.

Accredited Under the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Standards for Excellence®

Community Happenings

Success By 6 11th Annual Early Learning Expo, Saturday April 1st from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Macy’s Court area of the Millcreek Mall.

FREE fun event for families with young children. Event features quality early learning stations including activities and crafts, strolling magic with Cliff Hopkins & Kelly, balloon twisting with Magic Steve, face Painting by Emerald the Clown, a book for each child provided by Hooked On Books for Kids, resources for families and more! Click here for more info – Success By 6 11th Annual Early Learning Expo-April 1st

Be a Superhero of Summer Safety

Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries. Fortunately, many of these injuries can be prevented with a few simple precautions. Shriners Hospitals for Children® wants all kids to enjoy a safe, injury-free summer. Follow some simple tips to become Superheroes of Summer Safety. See Superheros of Summer Safety for summer safety tips.

Hero Run – Sunday, April 9th at Presque Isle State Park, Beach 1 – Erie, PA at the Erie Runners Club Pavilion presented by the Erie County Child Abuse Prevention Task for in association with The Bradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center.  8:00 Registration/ 8:30 5K run begins/ 9:30 2K run/walk begins; Register online at . Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero: costumes, t-shirts, socks, capes, headgear, you decide! Proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force (CAPT) in their mission to prevent child abuse and neglect through education, advocacy and public awareness. For more info – CAPT Hero Run flyer 2017


Union City Family Support Center – FREE PLAYGROUP Program

Parents, spend time together with your child while learning new ways to teach your child through play during this hour long program offered on Thursdays 10:00-11:00am and 3:00-4:00pm.  For more information or to reserve a spot for you and your child please call 814-438-7550.

Children Do Come With Directions

Welcome to Your Parents Guide

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Good parenting is not easy. It can be both a joy and a challenge. Time, skill, and patience are required. As parents, we often have questions or problems and don’t know where to find the answers. Children Do Come With Directions: A Guide for Parents provides information about your child’s health, development, and safety and includes information on choosing quality childcare. It also provides basic information on community resources here in Erie County that are available to help support the needs of families with children.

As you read, keep in mind that the information is meant to serve only as a general guide. Your child will do some things earlier then the timetables here and some things later. That’s perfectly normal, so don’t worry.

Click here to download a copy of the Children Do Come With Directions 2016-17 booklet.