October 21, 2020

Allegheny County Family Resource Map Now Available

Are you interested in accessing food, housing, parent, or employment services? Check out ELRC Region 5’s Allegheny County Family Resource Map to view resources available near you!


The Allegheny County Family Resource Map highlights the addresses, phone numbers, and websites of a variety of family supports, including:

    • Aging
    • Care and Education
    • Employment
    • Family Activities
    • Food
    • Health
    • Housing
    • New Parents
    • Outdoors and Recreation
    • Transportation

Through the map, families can find countywide resources and services closest to them, such as senior community centers, family centers, early learning programs, public schools, WIC offices, parks, libraries, food pantries, diaper banks, clinics, public housing, Port Authority bus stops, and more.

More Information

For questions or to submit a map suggestion, please contact ELRC Region 5 at 412.350.3577


September 11, 2020

Boosting Enrollment When Your Program Needs it Most

Do you need to boost your early learning program’s enrollment numbers? Join presenters Kathe and Molly Petchel on October 14 for their webinar, “Boosting Enrollment When Your Program Needs it Most.”


As early learning programs across the nation adapt to constantly changing protocols and safety regulations, many are anxious about their program’s chance for survival as they struggle to balance the need to build enrollment quickly and the need to develop post-COVID-19 systems and procedures.

During this webinar, Kathe and Molly Petchel will look at fail-proof systems that will lead your program to quality, while considering the overall challenges. With easy to implement ideas on how to get your program back to full enrollment, curated resources, and systems templates, Kathe and Molly will provide hands-on strategies to implement.

Featured Topics

Participants will learn about the following topics:

    • The Figure 8: Essential Items on our Preschool Quality Checklist.
    • Systems: What Gets Inspected Gets Respected. Checklists, Rubrics, and Accountability.
    • Marketing: 5 Strategies to implement by Monday.


To register, visit the event webpage. Live attendance spots are limited. Arrive early to make sure you get in.

This webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend but wish to receive the recording, complete the online registration form and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is available.