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Parent Resources

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

Diamond Street Early Childhood Center is proud to host a series of parenting cafes for families. This series is focused on 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 sessions occur monthly from October to May.  There is no cost to attend and child care is available. Please register in advance at 717-859-4272 or email  This resource is available to parents thanks to a partnership between Diamond Street Early Childhood Center, Early Childhood Innovative Connections, Ephrata Area School District, and Ephrata Public Library. 

Please check out our parent cafe resource on our happenings page and enjoy these links to other great resources for families. 

PA Promise 


COMPASS Child Care Tuition Assistance 

Teach Preschool 

Ephrata Area School District’s Early Childhood Page

Building Faith in Young Children

Zero to Three

Ephrata Public Library 

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital


WIC Program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Healthcare/Medical Assistance

Housing Resources