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Lackawanna County

Early Learning Resource Center for Region 12

409 Lackawanna Ave.

Scranton, PA

Phone: 570-468-8144

Toll Free: 1-833-229-6926

Our Programs


     Our classrooms are designed to foster your child's growth and

learning. Our main goal is to prepare your child for later success

in elementary school through a step by step goal setting process. 

Our Preschool First Curriculum aids us in this seamless process. 

We also rely on our well qualified, professional staff to create

a nurturing, positive, well planned learning environment.

Parent/Teacher conferences are held three times per year to keep

lines of communication open. 

Infant & Young Toddler 

(Carbondale Center Only- Full days only: parent sets drop off & pick up time

  between 7:00 am to 5:30 pm) ​Program is currently full for 2019-2020 school year

      This program is molded around the needs of your little one.  Each child has a caregiver who will center their day around the schedule of those for whom she cares.  Besides meeting the basic needs of your little one, the caregiver plans activities to enhance your child's day.  She will stimulate your child's cognitive, emotional, and physical development.  Your child will be challenged through song, talk, touch, and play.

     The bond of trust between the caregiver, your child, and you is of high importance to us.  We understand it is very difficult to leave your little one in someone's care; therefore, we hope to ease the transition with trial days and constant communication.  Daily information sheets share your child's mealtimes, nap times, diapering, and activities. Infant program only offered at Carbondale center.

Early Preschool (Twos)

(Carbondale Center- Choose: Full days 7:00am-5:30pm or School Program hours 8:00am-2:30pm)

​(Olyphant/Dickson City Center- Half-day program only 8:30 -11:30 am Tuesdays & Thursdays)

     This is the time to instill a bit of structure into your child's day.  We will help them understand routines by participating in many activities, including; circle time, music & movement, small group learning, reading time, and outdoor recess. 


     This is the age of curiosity and and independence.  Our staff will guide these traits by teaching self help skills and planning fun and exciting lessons.  They will guide your child through age appropriate milestones, which will better prepare them for preschool. Your child will be engrossed in special interest areas to help development their social emotional, physical, cognitive, and communication skills. This program is offered full days at the Carbondale center and half days at the Dickson City center. Your child does not have to be potty trained for this program.


Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4

(Carbondale Center- Choose: Full days 7:00am-5:30pm, Program hours 8:00am-2:30pm,

 Half-day 8:30am-12:15)
​(Olyphant/Dickson City Center- School Program Hours only 8:30am -2:30 pm)

     Children have tons of energy and love to explore their environment.  Play takes on a whole new meaning at this age!  They are learning through creativity and peer relationships.  This is why our teachers provide lots of hands-on activities and create an atmosphere for learning. 

     Pre-Kindergarten is an essential path in the journey to Kindergarten.  Our teachers provide encouragement and motivation to give your child a strong sense of self.  Our small class size of ten to twelve children allows our staff to provide tailored lessons which allows your child to reach his educational goals at a faster pace. 

     Our teachers goal is to develop a strong foundation in skills such as; phonological awareness, early pre-writing skills, pre-reading skills, social skills, and pre-math skills.  Life skills are also an important part of your preschoolers day.  Staff encourage their students to build relationships with their peers, see situations from different perspectives, and monitor their own behavior. Students participate in daily music & movement, circle time, fine-motor activities, reading time, art, math, center time, and social studies. Please note: ​your child must be fully potty trained for these programs.

Junior Kindergarten (full & half day programs)

​(Carbondale Center Only- Choose: Full days 7:00am-5:30pm, Program hours 8:00am-2:30pm,

 Half-day  8:30 am-1:00 pm)

     Our Junior Kindergarten program is an academically challenging program for children entering Kindergarten next fall.  We strive for significant developmental gains in many areas of development, including;

  • Writing (forming upper and lower case letter, words, simple sentences)
  • Reading (letter sounds, site words, blends)
  • Everyday Math Curriculum (recognizing numbers, simple addition and subtraction, sequences, patterns, measurement, time, graphing, money, sorting, and classifying objects)
  • Gross Motor Skills (balance, jumping, climbing, skipping)
  • Life/Social Skills (working with peers, self help, cooperation, independence)
  • Science (exploring the world around them, nature, experiments, STEM)
  • Social Studies (world events, holidays, cultural awareness, diversity)
  • Spanish (songs, colors, numbers, basic words)        


*see Private Kindergarten tab for more information

After School Care 

   Our Carbondale center offers afterschool care for Lakeland Scott and Mayfield Elementary for our fall 2018 session. Call today for more information! Our after school program is open to children in grades K thru grade 6.  We provide care between the hours of 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm.