Parents Corner

Parents please continue to contact ELRC Region 18 with questions regarding your eligibility by calling 215-382-4762 or sending an email to

  • ELRC Region 18 remains closed to the public.
  • ELRC Region 18 has drop boxes available at our Northeast Philadelphia office (2361-2373 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114) and in our West Philadelphia office (5548 Chestnut Street, Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19139). Hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Need to complete a form for ELRC Region 18? Scroll down for a list of available ELRC Region 18 forms. Forms can be printed or completed online and submitted electronically.
  • New applications and Redeterminations are still being processed. Make sure to submit your documentation in person at one of our drop boxes or electronically (
  • Need help finding a provider? Search the online childcare tool or call us at 215-382-4762.
  • Remember to utilize COMPASS to submit your redetermination or new application by visiting: ·You can also use COMPASS to apply for cash assistance, food stamps (SNAP) benefits, medical and more!
  • Supporting documentation can be sent electronically via fax (215-382-1199) or via email (

Mayor Proposes Fiscal Year 2022 Budget and Five Year Plan, Charting a Course for Philadelphia Beyond COVID-19
Mayor Jim Kenney today delivered to Philadelphia City Council the Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget, capital program and Five Year Plan that will serve as financial blueprints for the city’s equitable recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The press release with more information can be found here and documents can be found here.

Philadelphia Expands PHLConnectED to Include Pre-K Families
The City of Philadelphia today announced that PHLConnectED will now be available for pre-K student households. PHLConnectED, which was launched last fall to provide free high speed internet to K–12 student households, is now expanding to also include pre-K families. To learn more visit our site.

 Relaxed Safer-at-Home Restrictions
In response to the number of new COVID-19 cases beginning to fall in Philadelphian and the region, the Health Department announced a series of changes to the City’s Safer-at-Home restrictions. Click here for more information.

COVID Alert PA App
COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS) provided by Apple and Google. Click here for more information.

COVID Testing events in Philadelphia
To find out more information on upcoming COVID testing events visit the City of Philadelphia webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccine
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is providing COVID-19 vaccine to all Philadelphia residents. Unfortunately, there is not enough vaccine in the city right now for everyone who wants it. So the Health Department needs to make sure that people who are at the highest risk from COVID can get access to it first. This form will let the Health Department know that you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and make sure that people with the highest risk can get it first. If you cannot complete this form, call 311 or (215) 685-5488 or email

Find free, nutritious food during COVID-19
Many Philadelphians are in need of free food due to school closures, loss of income, or other challenges caused by COVID-19.  In response to this need, City of Philadelphia and partners have developed two ways for residents to find free food: Food sites and student meal sites where any child can pick up free meals.  Click here for the latest locations and schedules.

Free meals for seniors during COVID-19
The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Corporation for Aging are working together to ensure that older adults have access to free and nutritious food in spite of the challenges caused by COVID-19. Free grab-and-go meals are available at locations throughout the city.  Click here for locations.

Free pregnancy, baby, and toddler support during COVID-19
Click here for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s list of resources and free supplies available to you and your family during COVID-19.

No water shutoffs for Philadelphia residents until April 2022
The Philadelphia Water Department will not shut off water service to residents until April 2022. This measure will continue to protect Philadelphians as the city gradually recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information.

Philly Kids & In-Person Learning
Click here for up-to-date information on return to in-person learning.

Updates on City Services
Click here to see the latest status and availability of key City of Philadelphia services.


June 2021

Due to COVID-19:
The Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 18 will be closed to the public 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.
Parents and Providers can 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.