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Creating Lifelong Learners, One Child At A Time.

Early Connections supports the success of young children and their families through leadership, advocacy, and quality programs in early care and education.

Now Accepting Pre-K Counts Applications

Do you have a pre-school aged child? Are you looking for a way to help your child prepare for their first years of school? Consider enrolling your child in the Pre-K Counts program, a Pennsylvania initiative intended to help children prepare for kindergarten and beyond. Pre-K Counts is free for children between the age of 3 and younger than the entry age for Kindergarten in their home school district, and whose family annual household income falls at or below 300% of the federal poverty level ($93,600 for a family of four).

We're Hiring!

We are currently seeking friendly early childhood teachers and assistant teachers! Full and part time positions provide for the well-being and instruction of the children and help with the day to day operations of the classroom. Bachelors or Associates degree in ECE or related field and/or experience preferred. 

Send resume to: Casey Foust, VP of Employee and Grant Management, 200 West 11th Street Erie PA 16501

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  • Family Support Children


  • Food Pantry Families


  • ITCS Participants


The 2022-2023 fiscal year brought in many helping hands to support the growth and develop of children and families in our community. We look forward to helping more in the years to come across all our programs! 

News & Blog

On Tuesday, Mar 14, Early Connections travelled to the Carpenter's Training Center in Pittsburgh, PA for the first annual ceremony for the PA Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Awards.

The 2022-2023 Annual Report is here! For updates and more information on Early Connections and our administered programs, be sure to check it out.

Today is the day to celebrate Women in Registered Apprenticeship Programs! Ms. Wendi was recently interviewed for Erie Together’s Career Street, to help students learn more about what it is like to work in childcare.

  • Julie Warner
    Julie Warner

    "I am beyond happy with how my daughter has been progressing while enrolled at Early Connections. Her vocabulary has come so far! She also is loved by her teachers and caretakers, which is exactly how you want your child to feel while at school/daycare."

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