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

Free Thanksgiving Meals:

Wednesday, November 22 – Odessa’s Place, 628 W. 18th Street. TAKE OUT dinners 11am to 3pm. MUST BE PRESENT TO GET A DINNER. Call 814-899-3457 for details.

Thanksgiving Day – Calmari’s, 1317 State Street (814-459-4276); Dominic’s, 123 E 12th St. (814-456-6891)

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.