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

Join us on April 7th at the 12th Annual Success By 6 Early Learning Expo!

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This is a FREE fun event for families with young children.  Event features quality early learning stations including activities and crafts, Face Painting by Emerald the Clown, a book for each child provided by Hooked On Books for Kids, resources for families and more! The goal of the Early Learning Expo is to provide parents of young children the opportunity to learn more about how children learn through everyday play, the importance of quality early childhood education and care programs, developing school readiness skills, and to learn more about available resources in Erie County.

Kindergarten Registration

Are you READY for your five year old to start school? Help local school districts prepare for next fall’s Kindergarten students by registering your child for KD this spring. Kindergarten registrations will be taking place throughout Erie County over the next few months. The cutoff for 5th birthday, documentation needed and registration process vary per district. Download Erie County Kindergarten Registration Information – Spring 2018 for registration dates, contact age cutoff dates, and contact numbers.

Erie Free Taxes Super Saturday

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Kick-off Event on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Free tax preparation at 3 locations. Light refreshments. By appointment only: 1-888-829-5680

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.