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Early Education

We believe access to high-quality early education plants the seeds to a thriving future for children in the Lancaster community and allows peace of mind for families that the emotional, social, and intellectual well-being of their littlest ones is being nurtured.


We are currently enrolling families throughout Lancaster County AND offering a new hire bonus of $1,500! 

Thrive to Five

Thrive to Five is a birth-5 aligned program that provides high-quality learning experiences for infants through Pre-K.

Our services prioritize children and families experiencing vulnerable conditions through differentiated programming that supports families toward economic prosperity. We provide home-based and center-based services with extended day options. Our services align with a two generation (2Gen) approach of supporting the caregiver and child on their journey to a thriving future.

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Parents As Teachers

Parents as Teachers is an evidence-based home visiting model that promotes the optimal early learning and health of children by supporting and engaging parents and caregivers. The program provides services to families with children from prenatal through kindergarten entry. Families receive personal home visits, child screenings, group connections, parenting workshops, and referrals to community resources.

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First 10

First 10 is a collaboration of community organizations, early childhood providers, and school districts. We provide learning opportunities and resources for kids across Lancaster County, from birth to age 10. We specialize in programs for 0-5 year olds to get them prepared for their school years ahead!

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Teen ELECT Parenting Program provides prenatal and postnatal services to pregnant and parenting teens and young adults enrolled in the School District of Lancaster.

ELECT staff walks alongside students providing practical supports to help students complete their high school education, gain economic independence, and become effective parents.

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Two of my children have benefited from the Head Start Program, which gave them an incredible head start (pun intended) in their education.

Head Start Parent

We have been so happy to have found CAP Childcare for our daughter! Her teachers are so dedicated and caring and she is thriving in the program!

Child Care Parent

She transitioned to bridge housing and was finally able to financially afford to move into one of the bridge housing apartments.

Outreach Staff