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AID in PA is a collaborative effort between ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training) and its subsidiary teams #ASDNext and the Philly Autism Project, the HCQUs (Health Care Quality Units) across the state and Temple University’s department of Disability Resources and Services, all operating under Pennsylvania’s ODP (Office of Developmental Programs).


CDC Backpack Emergency Card

It is important to have your emergency contact information with you in case of an emergency. Complete the cards below, cut them out around the dotted line, fold in half, and keep the Child’s Card in your child’s backpack and the Guardian’s Card in your wallet. Make this card part of an emergency planning family night! Fill this card out with your school-aged children and explore more emergency planning recommendations here:

Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) 15


20 South 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA, USA

[New contact info starting 2024]

ELRCs provide you and your family with information on quality child care and personalized child care referrals to child care providers based on your specific needs or preferences.

20 South 69th St.
4th Floor
Upper Darby, PA 19082-2528
Phone: 610-480-3191
Toll-Free: 888-535-2217
Fax: #215-923-5650

2098 West Chester Pike
Suite 102
Broomall, PA 19063

(Opening September 2024):
200 E State St
Media, PA 19063

Free COVID Tests

Starting 1/19/2022, each household can order 4 at-home COVID tests delivered to your house. There is no cost for the tests or shipping.

Keystone STARS

Keystone STARS is Pennsylvania's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). A QRIS is a continuous quality improvement systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs. Keystone STARS is a program of Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

200 North 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) (a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services) is focused on creating opportunities for the commonwealth's youngest citizens to develop and learn to their fullest potential.

333 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, USA

PA Dept. of Education Standard Aligned System (SAS)

The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched-based resource to improve student achievement. SAS identifies six elements that impact student achievement: Standards, Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials & Resources, and Safe and Supportive Schools. 

PA Dept. of Human Services

Our mission is to assist Pennsylvanians in leading safe, healthy, and productive lives through equitable, trauma-informed, and outcome-focused services while being an accountable steward of commonwealth resources.

Caitlin Palmer
Special Advisor
Office of the Secretary 3rd Floor, Health & Welfare Building 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120

Philadelphia Coordinated
Health Care (PCHC)

Melissa DiSipio


(215) 546-0300 ext. 3685

1601 Market Street, 5th Floor - Philadelphia, PA 19103

Our Mission is to enhance access to community physical and mental health care through education, public health outreach, advocacy and empowerment as well as to improve health care outcomes for individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ID) and/or Autism.

Pre-K Counts

Special Kids Network


The SKN helpline assists providers and parents of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) access local services and supports. SKN connects families to resources within their community to allow CYSHCN to be successful and develop to their full potential. SKN serves children and youth with physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional needs from birth through age 21.

The Pennsylvania Key

Marnie Aylesworth

Executive Director


"200 North Third Street, 3rd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101"

This is Pennsylvania's early childhood source for professionals. We have all the latest information for OCDEL's early childhood programs and helpful facts for your professional career development. You can also check for latest news, events and links to additional initiatives and resources. If you are a parent, family member, or guardian looking for more information on quality child care in Pennsylvania, vist PA's Promise for Children.

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