Parent Resources:

Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program

The subsidized child care program helps low-income families pay their child care fees. The state and federal governments fund this program, which is managed by the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) office located in your county.

If you meet the guidelines:

    • The ELRC will pay a part of your child care cost. This is called a subsidy payment.
    • You will pay a part of the cost. This is called the family co-pay.
    • The subsidy payment and the family co-pay go directly to the child care program.

NOTE: If your child care subsidy does not pay the full amount that your child care program charges, the provider may ask you to pay the difference between the subsidy payment and their private charges.


You must submit an application to the ELRC to see if you meet the guidelines for the subsidized child care program.

The following are the basic guidelines:

    • You must live in Pennsylvania
    • Have a child or children who need child care while you work or attend an education program
    • Meet income guidelines for your family size
    • Work 20 or more hours a week - or-
    • Work 10 hours and go to school or train for 10 hours a week
    • Have a promise of a job that will start within 30 days of your application for subsidized child care
    • Teen parents must attend an education program
    • The child who needs care must be a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residency
    • Have proof of identification for each parent or caretaker in the home.

For more information on the Child Works Care Program, check eligibility and to apply, please visit their website at: Works Care Program

Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Office Williamsport - Bi-County

612 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA - 17701


Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

The Pennsylvania WIC Program is committed to improving the health of eligible pregnant women, new mothers, and children by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and referrals to health and social programs during the critical stages of fetal and early child development.


  • Breastfeeding information and support
  • Health screenings and Referrals
  • Supplemental Food Package
  • Nutrition Services
  • Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

Autism Speaks offers a variety of resources for teachers and families including information about autism spectrum disorders, treatment, and diagnosis, a video glossary showing differences between typical and delayed development in young children, news, research, and services for families.

*Born Learning is a public engagement campaign to help families, caregivers, and communities create quality learning opportunities for children. The website contains parent education materials, information on child development, video clips, and a newsletter. Also available in Spanish.

The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network designed to provide practical, research-based information to the public on a variety of topics, including food, nutrition, health, family, youth, and communities. Visit this site to find your nearest Cooperative Extension office.

The Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) from the Office of Head Start (OHS) provides information and resources for the Head Start and Early Head Start community, as well as for anyone involved in early childhood education. The site offers tips and information on many topics including child development, education, and health.

NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, provides child care information, early childhood news, and a variety of other resources for teachers and parents.

The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. The website offers webinars, discussion groups, an electronic newsletter, and resources on a variety of topics like autism, brain development, and challenging behavior.

The National Network for Child Care provides articles, newsletters, an e-mail forum, and other professional development resources for early childhood professionals on an array of topics regarding children and child care.

PBS Teachers offers information on the core curricular areas of the arts, health and fitness, math, reading and language arts, science and technology, and social studies. Resources are organized by grade level (including pre-K). The site includes classroom and professional development resources, as well as discussion forums.