What is Child Care Works?

Child Care Works is a subsidized child care program helps low-income families pay their child care fees. The state and federal governments fund this program, which is managed by the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) office.

If you meet the guidelines for Child Care Works:

  • The ELRC will pay a part of your child care cost. This is called a subsidy payment.
  • You will pay a part of the cost. This is called the family co-pay.
  • The subsidy payment and the family co-pay go directly to the child care program.

NOTE: If your child care subsidy does not pay the full amount that your child care program charges, the provider may ask you to pay the difference between the subsidy payment and their private charges.

Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC) also provides families with information on quality child care and personalized child care referrals to child care providers based on your specific needs or preferences.

Learn How to Apply
  • Westmoreland County
    Early Learning Resource Center for Region 4
    Fayette/Greene/Washington/Westmoreland
    4893 State Route 30
    Suite 1
    Greensburg, PA 15601-6495

  • Toll-Free: 1-800-548-2741

  • Fax: (724) 836-5415

Families are qualified for care if they meet the income guidelines below:

Family Size Maximum Income
1 $24,980.00
2 $33,820.00
3 $42,660.00
4 $51,500.00
5 $60,340.00
6 $69,180.00
7 $78,020.00
8 $86,860.00
Each additional person add: $8,840