CSC provides early childhood education, child care support for providers and families and professional development

Head Start and Pre-K Counts

CSC offers two preschool options, Head Start and Pre-K Counts. Although their funding differs somewhat, we operate them with the same high standards. Please visit for additional information on how you can give your child a bright future.

Early Head Start

This program supports expectant mothers and children birth to age 3. Please visit for more information on how this program educates parents, supports early childhood development and prepares children for preschool.

Early Learning Resource Centers

CSC 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.

Early Childhood Institute

In addition to training offered through the Regional Key, we provide national-level professional development for pre-kindergarten to grade 1 teachers and trainers in such areas as STEM, early literacy and trauma-informed care through the Early Childhood Institute.

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.