Child Care Information Services (CCIS)
CCIS provides child care fee assistance to eligible low-income parents who are working or in training. Regulated and unregulated child care providers are included.
SUMCD Child Care
Quality early care and education programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years are conveniently located in eight communities across Snyder, Union, and Mifflin counties. Child care services for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are held in six children’s centers, and before- and after-school care (School-Age Child Care, or SACC) and Summer Camp are held primarily in public schools. Low- and moderate-income families may qualify for state/federal/United Way assistance with child care fees.
Our centers are recognized for program quality by the state of Pennsylvania through the STARS evaluation system.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start is a home-based, family-focused program at no cost for low-income pregnant women and families with children ages birth to 3 years old. Read more.
Head Start is a no-cost early childhood development and family support program for families and children between the ages of 3 and 5 in Snyder, Union, and Mifflin Counties with a family income at or below the federal poverty guidelines. Head Start is one of the few remaining programs from the War on Poverty, begun in the mid-1960s. Head Start is a comprehensive preschool readiness program designed to meet the social, emotional, health, nutritional, and physical needs of eligible children. More than just an educational program, Head Start involves the whole family and community. The services provided include education, early intervention, health, dental, mental health, nutrition, parent involvement, parent education, social services, and transition to public schools. Read more.
The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts pre-kindergarten program, established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, makes quality pre-kindergarten opportunities available to children and families across the commonwealth. Read more.
Healthy Families America (HFA)
HFA is a no-cost home visiting program in Mifflin County that helps parents with the changes and needs that come along with the birth of a child. HFA services are available during pregnancy and the early years of a baby’s life. Read more.