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Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 1 Satellite Office


Crawford County Office

378 Chestnut Street

Meadville, PA 16335


Mercer County Office

Colonial Square 

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

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


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