Resources and News

Parent Resources:

Child Care Information Services

Purpose: The Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Lycoming County works to insure that eligible parents/caretakers are able to choose high-quality early care for their children while they work and/or attend school.

Vision: All Lycoming County families will have access to high-quality care for their children, fostering successful futures in school and in life.

Resource and Referral Services:  All Lycoming County citizens are eligible to receive Resource and Referral Services.  Using client information, the CCIS will create a child care referral list tailored to client needs.   The CCIS can also provide valuable information to assist you in choosing quality care for your child.

Help Paying for Child Care:  Eligibility for subsidized child care is based on your family size and income.  You must be residents of Lycoming County and be employed for at least twenty (20) hours per week or a parent/caretaker attending high school.

If you are an adult attending training you must work at least ten (10) hours per week  After the ten (10) hour work requirement is met, the combination of work and training must meet the twenty (20) hour requirement.

To find out if you are eligible, you may complete an application on-line at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/CMHOM.aspx. To obtain a paper application you may stop by the CCIS office located at 2138 Lincoln Street, Williamsport, PA or call  (570) 601-9707 and request an application packet be mailed to you.

The CCIS can provide valuable information to assist you choosing quality care for your child.  The CCIS offers Parent Choice Child Care.  Parent Choice child care is a system that offers parents, who are eligible for state-subsidized child care, the ability to choose from a wide variety of child care options.

Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Office Williamsport - Bi-County

612 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA - 17701
570-322-7656 

Website:  www.wicprogram.org

Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

The Pennsylvania WIC Program is committed to improving the health of eligible pregnant women, new mothers, and children by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and referrals to health and social programs during the critical stages of fetal and early child development.

Services:

  • Breastfeeding information and support
  • Health screenings and Referrals
  • Supplemental Food Package
  • Nutrition Services
  • Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

Autism Speaks offers a variety of resources for teachers and families including information about autism spectrum disorders, treatment, and diagnosis, a video glossary showing differences between typical and delayed development in young children, news, research, and services for families.

*Born Learning is a public engagement campaign to help families, caregivers, and communities create quality learning opportunities for children. The website contains parent education materials, information on child development, video clips, and a newsletter. Also available in Spanish.   www.bornlearning.org

The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network designed to provide practical, research-based information to the public on a variety of topics, including food, nutrition, health, family, youth, and communities. Visit this site to find your nearest Cooperative Extension office.    http://extension.psu.edu/lycoming

The Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) from the Office of Head Start (OHS) provides information and resources for the Head Start and Early Head Start community, as well as for anyone involved in early childhood education. The site offers tips and information on many topics including child development, education, and health.   eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs

NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, provides child care information, early childhood news, and a variety of other resources for teachers and parents.

The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. The website offers webinars, discussion groups, an electronic newsletter, and resources on a variety of topics like autism, brain development, and challenging behavior.   ectacenter.org/

The National Network for Child Care provides articles, newsletters, an e-mail forum, and other professional development resources for early childhood professionals on an array of topics regarding children and child care.

PBS Teachers offers information on the core curricular areas of the arts, health and fitness, math, reading and language arts, science and technology, and social studies. Resources are organized by grade level (including pre-K). The site includes classroom and professional development resources, as well as discussion forums.