Community Services for Children’s Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 11 which serves Bradford, Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Sullivan and Wyoming Counties has a new office location!
Located at 41 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre, the ELRC is now centrally located in Midtown Village – the office is fully accessible and more convenient for families and providers seeking support.
The ELRC provides support services to families including; funding to help pay for child care while eligible parents are working, assistance finding quality child care, resource and referral services to other agencies and supports for families such as; WIC, housing, food insecurities, medical, and more.
The ELRC also provides services to early learning child care providers which include; coaching and support to enhance the quality of their program and increase their PA Keystone STARS level, access to professional development and technical assistance for their staff and program.
“The ELRC’s are essential in helping CSC achieve our mission to prepare young children and their families to succeed in learning and in life. Pam Cho, VP of ELRC’s leads our highly qualified and dedicated staff as they assist families learning about various resources available so they may determine which services will best meet their needs. The ELRC’s have a tremendous impact on our families. Families’ lives have significantly changed for the better because of our staff at these outstanding one-stop hubs.” -Camie Modjadidi, Chair, Board of Directors.
Recently, the office celebrated their new location by partnering with the Diamond City Partnership, who is focused on revitalizing downtown Wilkes-Barre, and participated in Kids Fest in late June, which took place at the Midtown Village Courtyard. Information regarding the ELRC services were distributed to families along with craft activities for the children attending the event.
The new ELRC office location is also pleased to share a large meeting/training room with our partners in order to host community meetings and events related to early child care and education.