Resources for Parents

DSECC know that you the parent are the most influential and important teacher in a your child’s life. Diamond Street wants to support you and your family. 

The Early Learning Out of Bounds Collaborative is sponsoring a series of Parenting Cafes for families. This series is focused various parenting topics including becoming a resilient parent, building your support system, fostering healthy parent- child relationships, and healthy habits. All sessions are held at Diamond Street Early Childhood Center, 1311 Diamond Street Akron.  The next session is Thursday November 5 from 6-8 pm. The sessions will occur monthly on the first Thursday of the month from October to May. There is no cost to attend and child care is available. Please register in advance at 717-859-4272 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The Early Learning Out of Bounds Collaborative is a partnership between Diamond Street Early Childhood Center, Early Childhood Innovative Connections, Ephrata Area School District and Ephrata Community Library. 


Here are some other great resources for families:

PA Promise link:

NAEYC link:

Harvard Family Research Project link:

Child Care Tuition Assistance link:

Teach Preschool link:

Ephrata Area School District’s Early Childhood Page

Building Faith in Young Children

Zero to Three

Ephrata Library

Ephrata Hospital