Search for a daycare/ child care/ early learning program

Pennsylvania’s COMPASS website lets you search for home visiting, daycare/childcare and pre-kindergarten programs in your area that meet your needs. You can also:

  • Get information about help paying for child care,
  • Explore the different early learning programs,
  • Locate information about quality early learning program/providers,
  • Learn about regulations, and
  • Find activities to support and information about your child’s developmental milestones.

What to do next?

How can families find Early Intervention services?

A first step for any family with a concern about their child’s development is to call CONNECT Services toll-free at 1-800-692-7288 or email

They will connect a family to their local early intervention program. The early intervention program will determine if the child is eligible for early intervention. Early intervention consists of services and supports designed to help families with children from birth to age five who have developmental delays or disabilities.

  • Shannon Ketchem says:

    My daughter is 4 years and 3 months old. She has tested out of kindergarten, on ABC Mouse. I just attempted to enroll her in our school district pre-k program. I was told they are full and she was supposed to be registered in March. Intelligence wise, she has already passed kindergarten, through ABC Mouse. I had a total spine reconstruction, last November and am still not capable of many daily activities. There are a couple of private schools, within 15 minutes, from home, that could take her. However, I am not always capable of taking her and picking her up. I also, have no income, presently, I am thankful for the generosity of my parents. I am not sure what to do with my, extremely, intelligent child. We live in Clarksville, PA, and any suggestions would be appreciated!

    • Mary P. Hall says:

      Shannon, you can search for early learning programs in your area on COMPASS. You can also apply for assistance with child care expenses (Child Care Works). In addition, you may want to consider Head Start programs in your area.

    • Jessica Townsend says:

      I do not kow if this is helpful at all but honestly I would still put her in a preschool program until she turns 5. I am a Pre K teacher myself and even though I love abc mouse, there are a few areas it cannot possibly teach. These other areas are crutial in children’s development. They are peer interaction, building social skills, fine motor, gross motor, and directionality. These are all as important as the cognitive learning that abc mouse provides. Best of luck!!

  • Natalye Delegal says:

    I looked up my daycare site and it is not listed. How do I get listed?

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