The subsidized child care program helps low-income families pay a portion of their child care expenses. The state and federal government funds this program, which is managed by the ELRC. The ELRC determines the families’ eligibility for child care subsidy, provides payments to the child care providers, and educates families about quality childcare and early learning programs.
To participate in the Child Care Works subsidy program you must:
When a family chooses you as a child care provider, you will be notified by the ELRC 3 and will submit monthly attendance invoices to request payment.
Payments are paid monthly by the 20th of each month.
Providers may submit invoices online through PROVIDER SELF SERVICE or with paper attendance sheets that can be mailed to the ELRC.
Please contact us with any questions or if you would like to know more.
The following are the basic guidelines for eligibility. The parent/caregiver must:
To apply for child care financial assistance or if you would like more information,
please contact us.
You can submit an application through online services for the Child Care Works Program.
A parent may use funding anywhere they choose as long as the child care provider participates or is willing to participate. The parent may choose a licensed:
A parent may also select certain Relative Providers. Please ask for more details when you contact us.
The ELRC can assist you in finding a facility that meets your needs.
To get a list of and information on child care facilities, please contact us for resource and referral services.
You can also find a listing of regulated child care providers, view certification history, current certification status and complaint history at: www.FindChildcare.pa.gov
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