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Parenting & Child Care

Updated: Sep 4

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

Childcare Aware A list of Pennsylvania’s state resources for child care, financial assistance, health and social services and more.

Cradles to Crayons Provides clothing, diapers, hygiene supplies, and other everyday necessities to local children in need.

HUNE Not for profit organization that provides free bilingual English and Spanish training, technical assistance and individual assistance to families of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with children. HUNE works to improve educational outcomes for children and youth with all disabilities (emotional, learning, mental, and physical) from 0-26 years of age.

Philadelphia Parenting Centers and Groups This list includes several parent support groups and classes held in the Philadelphia area. Some groups are free, while others charge a $10-$20 fee to attend.

Online Learning Resources

Chromebook Loan Program The School District of Philadelphia will loan a Chromebook to every District K-12 student who needs one, to ensure all students have access to digital learning opportunities while schools remain closed long-term due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) response efforts. It will also make digital content available to help students retain, learn and apply skills and strategies with the support of a teacher. The loaner program is free however all devices must be returned once schools reopen.

Home Learning Resources for Philadelphia Families A list of online learning resources to support learning at-home.

Philadelphia Digital Learning Resources Outlines various digital learning resources by grade level and school subject.

For additional parenting & child care resources, check out the Parenting & Childcare Section of the National COVID College Support Site.

Still in need of help? Check out the other sections of the Philadelphia Local Guide.

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