United Way
of Franklin County

Email: office@uwfcpa.org

Phone: 717-262-0015

Location: 182 S. Second St.

                 Chambersburg, PA 17201

Improving quality of lives by mobilizing the caring power of Franklin County.

We envision a community where all families achieve their potential through healthy living, income stability and early learning.

© 2019 by United Way of Franklin County

Family Resources

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533 South Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

717-263-5060

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Learn what to expect as your child develops—and what to do if you need answers or help along the way.

Baby with Toys

Discover playful activities to help your child gain new skills at home, and learn how to prepare for preschool and kindergarten.

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Find childcare and other early learning programs, learn how to keep your child healthy, and get help with responding to a child's challenging behaviors.

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Sometimes everyone needs a little help. Find professional and family resources ready to support you with advice and assistance.

Care for Them

Watch them Grow

Help Them Learn

Get a Little Help

BORN LEARNING

Every child is born learning and there are everyday opportunities to encourage your child to learn.

AT HOME

You can turn everyday household chores and activities into fun learning games for your child, no matter how young she or he is. Even the youngest children can learn while helping with chores such as:

  • Watching clothes tumble in the dryer, identifying shirt colors, matching socks

  • Play with measuring cups, counting eggs, setting the table, helping open packages...talk about favorite foods

  • Read letters on packages and talk about pictures you see

 

TRAVELING

You can turn everyday household chores and activities into fun learning games for your child, no matter how young she or he is.

  • See who can spot it first: a truck, a bridge, colors, letters.

  • Talk about the activities of the week during drive time.

  • Play alphabet games - “My favorite food starts with A– apple, B– banana”

 

IN PUBLIC PLACES

Errands can equal education. Your everyday outing or errand can be a chance to connect with your child and encourage early learning.

  • Talk about the objects you see

  • Identify street signs, crosswalks, and traffic lights

  • Make up stories or songs about things you see

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