The subsidized child care program helps qualifying families pay their child care tuition. The state and federal governments fund this program, which is managed by the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) office.

If you meet the guidelines:

  • 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.

For more information or to apply for child care subsidy, visit these links.

PA Infant Toddler Funding Pilot Program

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded four enrollment slots for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Infant Toddler Pilot Program in 2019!

Only eight slots were available for this pilot program across the four counties that make up our local Early Learning Resource Center region: Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland.

This fiscal year Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) will use $2 million of the increased Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funding to pilot contracting for slots for infants and toddlers participating in Child Care Works (CCW) subsidy. OCDEL is leveraging the PA Pre-K Counts model to pilot contracting with STAR 3 and STAR 4 programs to serve infants and toddlers in high-quality settings.

Once Upon A Time Early Learning Center

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m


Trinity North's school bus stops at our center. Effective for the 2019-2020 school year, we will only be accepting School Age students from Trinity North Elementary school.

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Washington, PA 15301

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