ALLENTOWN – Community Services for Children is pleased to announce Pamela Cho is the organization’s new vice president of Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs).
Cho, who has been employed at CSC since 2008 and most recently served as the Director of Child and Family Development, has more than 25 years of experience in social work and management. During her time with CSC, Cho has led a comprehensive Early Head Start home visitation program for pregnant women, infants and toddlers, as well as family engagement services for Head Start families, and developed a community-based parenting education program.
In her new role, Cho will lead and manage the development and implementation of the regional Early Learning Resource Centers to ensure an increase in access to and quality of early learning services across 17 counties in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) announced the selection of the regional ELRCs earlier this week, as a means of helping families identify the best child care options, while providing connections to additional services, such as child care subsidy or early learning programs. The ELRCs will combine the work of Child Care Information Service agencies and the Regional Keys to create one-stop hubs where families and early learning providers can seek resources and support and build community connections.
Prior to coming to CSC, Cho was the Director of Placement Services for Pinebrook Services for Children and Youth, now Pinebrook Family Answers. She also previously worked as a casework supervisor for Pinebrook and a social worker with Ken-Crest Services in Philadelphia.
Cho, a licensed social worker, holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. She is also a graduate of the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Head Start Management Fellows Program. She serves as the president of the Project Child Steering Committee and sits on the National Advisory Council for the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative.