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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


Learn more at the PA DHS Website


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 www.compass.state.pa.us/childcaresearch.

Note:  ELRC does not guarantee nor is responsible for the quality of services delivered by the provider.