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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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  • Food Pantry Families


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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

The kiddos over at North East celebrated their Preschool graduation recently! We also took some time to celebrate Ms. Carm, as this was her last graduation before retirement. What a special time, indeed!

The little ones over at Harbor Homes graduated from the Pre-K Counts program recently!

Be sure to check out this month's Early Connections Newsletter. In this month's newsletter, you can check out some helpful tips on exploring the great outdoors with your little ones and read about child-proofing the different areas of your home.

Early Connections supports National Child Abuse Prevention Month! Check out this article for helpful links!

  • Shaina K. McKinney
    Shaina K. McKinney

    "I am amazed by the academic and social progress my daughter had made since attending Early Connections! . . . She loves school and I am grateful for her amazing teacher and the wonderful staff at the center! I appreciate the hard work, time, and patience it takes to shape those little minds! I now see why it is called Early Connections because the relationships she has formed will leave a lasting imprint and set a solid foundation for new friendships in the years to come!"

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