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About Helplines

The following two helplines are availble to help Pennsylvania families:

The CONNECT Helpline assists in locating resources and finding information regarding child development for children ages birth to age 5. In addition, CONNECT can assist parents in finding their local child development programs. CONNECT can directly link parents to their local Early Intervention program if parents/caregivers have a developmental concern and CONNECT can help families find local child care, Head Start or PreK programs for their young children. Call the CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288.

The Child Care Works Helpline assist finding child care, what to look for in quality child care, getting help with paying for child care, ensuring your child’s safety while in care, contacting your local Child Care Information Services (CCIS) and more. Call the Child Care Works Helpline at 1-877-4-PA-KIDS (877-472-5437).

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Concerned about your child’s development?

Call Pennsylvania’s CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288 for information about your child’s development and connecting to Early Intervention services in Pennsylvania.

Call Child Care Works Helpline at 1-877-4-PA-KIDS (1-877-472-5437) for information about finding, paying for and other concerns related to child care.

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