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.

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Community Happenings

PEAL training for families and professionals – Presuming Competence: Fostering High Expectations
Thursday, October 18 at 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
Beacon Light Recovery Center
1885 Market Street, Warren, Pa 16365

Hosted by PA ELKS Home Service, this training is for both families and professionals. Families will learn about the principals of presuming Read the rest of this entry »

Bethany Storytime Fall 2018
Saturdays Oct. 6th – Nov. 10th, 10am to Noon
Bethany Outreach Center,254 East 10th Street
Sponsored by Hooked on Books for Kids Erie.

This program is for children ages 3 to 10 years old and includes reading stories, and doing crafts plus other educational activities. Each child will receive a FREE BOOK* every time they come. Children attending at least 4 of the 6 Read the rest of this entry »

EI Times Fall newsletter – the EI Times Falll Newsletter 2018 has great information for all families, not just those with children receiving EI services. This edition of the EI Times features information on safe sleep for babies, tips for Read the rest of this entry »

5th Annual Youth Work Awards
Oct. 11th ,8:30 – 11:30am
Elevate Church, 975 Millcreek Mall

Tickets are free but you must register to attend by October 5, 2018. Register at https://www.unifiederie.org/youth-work-awards  or call 814-580-8247  

The UnifiedErie Youth Work Awards exists to honor the amazing adults in our community that work directly with children and youth under the age of Read the rest of this entry »

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.