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BCIU Child Care

BCIU Child Care serves 500 children, 18 months through 12 years, in 13 centers. Nine school-age centers serve seven school districts in Berks County. BCIU operates kindergarten wrap-around centers in Kutztown and Muhlenberg school districts. Early Childhood Education Project (ECEP) centers are located at River's Chase and Muhlenberg Gold Centers in Muhlenberg Township. Quality child care and early childhood education programs are available to Berks County families in all income groups, with subsidized rates available for low-and moderate-income families.

enrollment contact: Jackie Taveras
610-987-8437 ~

program contact: Wendy Steensland
610-987-8522 ~

Child Care Information Services of Berks County

Child Care Information Services of Berks County (CCIS) is funded by the Department of Public Welfare, and is housed at the Berks County Intermediate Unit. The programís primary goal is to help Berks County families find and select affordable, quality child care.

CCIS provides child care funding to low- and moderate-income working families, to students pursuing a high school diploma, and to County Assistance Office clients, attending approved work or training programs.

Interested families must meet income guidelines and demonstrate a need for child care in order to qualify. Eligible families may enroll at the provider of their choice, as funds are available. Child care resource and referral services are available to all families, free of charge.


contact info:
610-987-CCIS(2247) or 1-800-257-3038

Early Childhood Education Project (ECEP)

This project is a proactive initiative that combines three BCIU programs: Child Care, Early Intervention, and Head Start. The intent of the program is to establish classroom environments (academic and social) that support and combine children from all three programs. more

First Aid & Fire Safety Training

for Child Care Providers

Injuries and illness are common occurrences in the school-aged population, and expanding enrollments of students with disabilities increase the possibility of medical emergencies within schools. Schools have responsibility for the safety and well-being of all students and personnel during the hours of attendance at school or school-sponsored activities and while students and personnel are on school property. The Berks County Intermediate Unit offers training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), fire safety, and first aid for all school personnel. Training may be scheduled on-site at your nonprofit child care center with a minimum of 20 participants. 

contact: Rodney Good
610-987-8615 ~


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