Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 1 Satellite Office
378 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335
ELRC Services of Crawford/Mercer County
Colonial Square Complex
701 N. Hermitage Road, Bldg 2, Suite 26
Hermitage, PA 16148
ELRC Services of Crawford/Mercer Counties provides financial support to assist families with the costs for child care. It is a non-entitlement program for families who are income eligible and meet the non-financial eligibility criteria. The ELRC administers the subsidized child day care program; Assists in the payment for child care services to providers for services rendered; Determines family eligibility and manages the waiting list for subsidy; Refers suspected fraud to appropriate agencies; Works closely with the County Assistance Office (CAO).
Resource and referral services are available to assist participants and the general public with locating and selecting a child care provider that best suits their needs. Provider searches may also take place online at
Note: ELRC does not guarantee nor is responsible for the quality of services delivered by the provider.