Community Services for Children provides:

  • early childhood education
  • child care support for providers and families
  • professional development

through 3 major programs and other community initiatives

Head Start and Pre-K Counts

Community Services for Children offers two preschool options, Head Start and Pre-K Counts. Although their funding differs somewhat, we operate them with the same high standards.  Read more…

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Early Head Start

It’s never too early to start a bright future for you and your family! Our program provides comprehensive prenatal and post-birth education; parenting preparation; education and support for infants and toddlers; preparation for preschool; and so much more.This program supports expectant mothers and children birth to age 3.  Read more…

Please visit for more information on how this program educates parents, supports early childhood development and prepares children for preschool.



Early Learning Resource Centers

Community Services for Children leads Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) in 17 Pennsylvania counties: Bradford, Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Sullivan, Wyoming, Carbon, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna, Berks, Schuylkill, Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks. ELRCs are designed as integrated system of supports that help families access quality early education and child care programs and other critical services, such as child care subsidy. They combine the work of Keystone STARS and Child Care Works programs, creating a streamlined one-door approach that addresses all family needs and breaks down barriers to services. Please visit for more information.

Kindergarten Jumpstart Center

Community Services for Children is embarking on an exciting school readiness campaign with the Allentown School District. Our Kindergarten Jumpstart Centers offer resources to parents whose children will be entering Kindergarten in the Allentown School District.  Read more…

Early Childhood Institute

In addition to training offered through the Early Learning Resource Centers, we provide national-level professional development for Pre-Kindergarten to grade 1 teachers and trainers in such areas as STEM and early literacy through the Early Childhood Institute. Grant assistance from PP&L allowed us to develop a comprehensive STEM training for Pre-K teachers. Check out our events page for upcoming conferences on topics related to early childhood development and education.

Throughout all our programs, we affect the lives of more than 35,000 children and families annually. We routinely collaborate with area school districts, hospitals, Children and Youth departments, colleges and universities, DaVinci Science Center and various social welfare agencies to live out our mission to prepare young children and their families to succeed in learning and in life through innovative, comprehensive, leading-edge services.