The Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) is a single point-of-contact for families, early learning providers and communities.

The ELRC for Region 18 provides a single point-of-contact for families, early learning service providers and communities to gain information and access services that support high quality child care and early learning programs.
Contact us or call our Hotline at 1-888-461-KIDS (5437).

Find an ELRC office near you

A one stop hub for all of your early learning needs.

The Early Learning Resource Centers merged the work of Child Care Information Services (CCIS) Agencies and the Regional Keys to create one door to an enhanced resource and referral system for communities seeking early learning services, subsidized child care services and other early learning supports. 

The ELRC for Region 18 offers greater access to more services, more enhanced early learning support programs, child care needs information and community resources and referral services for families and providers in Philadelphia County.

ELRC Region 18 has 3 offices in Philadelphia

Main Office: 2361-2373 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Satellite Office: 1701 W. Lehigh Avenue, PA 19132
Satellite Office: 5548 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19139
Telephone: (215)382-4762
Fax: (215)382-1199

Contact us or call our Hotline at 1-888-461-KIDS (5437)

Due to the COVID-19 Virus:
The Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 18 Offices will be closed until further notice.
ELRC Region 18 will continue to work with State and local government as well as community resources to provide services to parents and providers remotely.
The Satellite Offices at North & West Philadelphia are closed.
Please note that Parents/Guardians and Providers can drop off information for processing at the following location ONLY:
Northeast Philadelphia: ELRC Region 18 Main Office 2361-2373 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114 Mondays through Fridays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Check the COVID-19 Newsletter on this website for the latest details.
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