Contact Us

Finding help with your early learning needs is easier than ever! Contact Philadelphia’s Early Learning Resource Centers by telephone, office visit or online!

Any Door is a Good Door!

We have three conveniently located doors to meet the needs of the families and child care providers of Region 18 – Philadelphia County! We are even open on Saturdays at the Main Office!

WELSH ROAD – MAIN OFFICE

2361-2373 Welsh Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Phone: (215) 382-4762
Fax: (215) 382-1199
Toll Free 1-888-461-KIDS (5437)
Hearing Impaired TTY Service 1-877-PA-Kids (1-877-472-5437)

Services & Access:

Access: Automotive, less than one block from Roosevelt Blvd., main transport artery through North and Northeast Philadelphia. Ample dedicated car parking. Served by Regional Mass Transit: Bus Routes 1, 14, 19, and 88.

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8am to 5:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8am to 7pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 5:00pm

CAO Partnership Office:

District G – Boulevard
District P – Unity
District 5 – Liberty

GERMANTOWN AVENUE

2816 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Phone: (215) 382-4762
Fax: (215) 382-1199
Toll Free 1-888-461-KIDS (5437)
Hearing Impaired TTY Service 1-877-PA-Kids (1-877-472-5437)

Services & Access:

Access: Direct Access to Lehigh Ave stop on Broad Street subway line that runs from South Philadelphia to the North Philadelphia Border with Montgomery. This stop is equipped with an elevator for wheel chair and disabled access. All Trolley Lines and all Bus Routes connect to the Broad Street Line.

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8am to 5:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8am to 7pm

CAO Partnership Office
District F – Glendale
District 5 – Liberty
District 4 – Ridge/Tioga
District 3 – Somerset
District 9 – Chelten

CHESTNUT ST.

5548 Chestnut Street 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: (215) 382-4762
Fax: (215) 382-1199
Toll Free 1-888-461-KIDS (5437)
Hearing Impaired TTY Service 1-877-PA-Kids (1-877-472-5437)

Services & Access:

Access: Direct Access to SEPTA Frankford-Market Line that runs from Frankford Terminal in Northeast Philadelphia to 69th Street Terminal. This stop is equipped with an elevator for wheel chair and disabled access. All Trolley Lines and all Bus Routes connect to the Market Frankford Line.

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8am to 5:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8am to 7pm

CAO Partnership Office
District 2 – South
District 6 – Delancey
District D – Elmwood
District 7 – West

COVID-19 UPDATE:
We’re Opening Back Up!
The Early Learning Resource Center Region 18 will be reopening to the public.
Starting on Monday, May 2nd, 2022 all ELRC Region 18 offices will be open to the public from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Mondays-Fridays.
For your safety and that of our employees, we ask that you continue to mask up when visiting our offices.
We look forward to seeing you in person!

Parents and Providers can continue to drop off information Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for processing at the following locations:
Northeast Philadelphia: 2361-2373 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114.
North Philadelphia: 2816 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19133.
West Philadelphia: 5548 Chestnut Street, Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19139.
Check the COVID-19 Newsletter for the latest updates.
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