|SERVICES FOR CHILDREN|
|Child Care Information Services (CCIS)provides subsidy for child day care services for income eligible caretakers. CCIS staff members perform the necessary eligibility determinations while the caretakers may select a provider for childcare purposes.|
|The program also provides listings of available Child Day Care Providers for anyone needing child care services. This listing is available to anyone.|
|Service Area: Adams, Franklin & Fulton|
Telephone: Adams: 717-334-7634 or 1-800-232-6562, Franklin/Fulton: 717-263-6549 or 1-800-682-5702
Program Director: Marci Place
|A quality early learning program — in child care, Head Start, or preschool — will help prepare your child for success in school and in life.
Here are things to look for:|
|1. Is this person or program a safe place for children? Do they meet the
necessary regulations? Have there been any complaints against them?
Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare (DPW) regulates child care programs
(family child care homes, group child care homes and child care centers) to make
sure they meet minimum health and safety standards. Programs are required to
post their certificate of registration or compliance, so if you don’t see it,
ask about it. |
2. Does the child care or Head Start program participate
in Keystone STARS? Programs in Keystone STARS earn a STAR 1–STAR 4 rating by
meeting quality standards. Count the Stars - the more STARS, the higher the
3. Do teachers have training in early childhood education?
Teachers in quality programs have education in child development, such as a
Child Development Associate (CDA), Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
Does the program provide activities appropriate for your child’s age and
development? Teachers should observe your child’s skill level and provide
activities that will help your child grow.
5. Does the program keep
families involved in their child’s progress? Quality programs will talk with you
about how your child is learning and suggest ways you can help your child learn
6. Are the children happy and involved? Learning should be fun!
Count the STARS. The higher the STAR level, the higher the quality. For more
information and to find a Keystone STARS program near you, visit Compass
|The MLK Career Aid Project provides scholarships and assistance to low-income individuals who are pursuing higher education or vocational training.|
|Service Area: Adams County,
Telephone: 717-334-7634, ext. 147|
|Contact Person: Adrienne Camel|
|The WIC Program is a health and nutrition program for women, infants and
children under age 5 with low to moderate income. The Program's objective is to
improve the nutritional status of every woman, infant and child by providing
nutritionally valuable foods to supplement their diets during critical stages of
growth and development in order to prevent health and nutrition problems.
WIC services include supplemental food; nutrition education to ensure
the foods will be properly used; breastfeeding support; and referrals to health
and social service organizations. We look forward to serving you. Visit www.pawic.com for more information or contact
our local office.
|Area Served: Adams and Franklin County,
Adams County - 717-334-7634, ext. 132,
Franklin County - 717-263-0802|
|Program Director: Marie Ford|