Early Learning

When a child succeeds in school, everyone wins. That is why United Way of Franklin County supports programs working with young children towards meeting and exceeding development benchmarks through experiences that enhance learning. These local programs help children learn skills and engage in activities that prepare them for school and life. We work with programs that provide good role models, mentorship, education, inclusion, and healthy activities so our children gain the confidence and skill to be future leaders in our community.

From prenatal to Kindergarten, there are early childhood development resources out there for ALL families during the early years. Click the button above for information on local resources.

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Meet Kelly

A story of how quality early learning programs make a difference.

Kelly was born with spina bifida, a condition that affects the spinal cord. She has been in a PennCares program since birth and was first seen through the Early Intervention Program.


When she was not walking at age two-and-a-half, she was enrolled in the Peach Tree Kids’ Child Development Group which receives funding from United Way...

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