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®

News and Events

Openings Available! – Excellent Adventure Summer Camp

Enrolling now for Summer Camp!  Full day program begins June 15th for school age children 5 to 12 years old. Call 456-4576 for details or to enroll your child today! CC Summer Camp 2015
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ENROLLING NOW!! Early Connections – North East

Early Connections is opening an Early Care and Education Center in the North East community, at 43 S. Lake Street (located within the facilities of the First Baptist Church).  We will open in early June 2015, and will accept infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  A school-age program will be added if there is sufficient interest in our providing this service.  We will be open year-round, with daily hours from 6 AM – 6 PM.

PA and NY Child Care Subsidy Accepted (CCIS)

For more information please call 814-874-0144 x 10
or email the EC-NE site director, Katie Fisher at

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Pre-K Counts – AM & PM Openings at EC-Westside

Are you looking for a quality Pre-K experience for your child? Early Connections-West Side currently has openings in both the morning and afternoon Pre-K Counts classrooms. Wrap care can be provided as well.  Pre-K Counts is a FREE Read the rest of this entry »

Erie Community Foundation-Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority Grant Award

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Early Connections Receives Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Accreditation

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Early Connections is proud to be able to display this Seal of Excellence awarded by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations.  Early Connections was recently awarded accreditation under the Standards for Excellence® program, Read the rest of this entry »

Community Happenings

PA One Book 2015 – Calling All Volunteer Readers & Reading Locations!

sam_coverThe annual One Book Every Young Child Campaign is underway! The 2015 book selection is Number One Sam, written and illustrated by Greg Pizolli.You are invited to participate in the One Book Campaign by Read the rest of this entry »

Tips & Tools for Early Learning

Early Learning GPS

Children learn so much and grow so quickly in their first five years it can be hard to keep up! The Early Learning GPS can help. Answer up to 10 questions for great tips and reliable resources.  Create a free map for your child to follow his milestones, save fun activities that will help him learn and grow, and compare child care programs. GPSlogo2015All information is from reliable sources like PA’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning. Get started at