At Elmcrest Children's Center,

“building on the promise of children and families” is more than a tagline. It is the mission that we have pursued since our founding in 1845.

In order to best protect the promise of childhood, it's the mission of Elmcrest Children's Center to create and deliver residential and community-based services to children and families that meet their needs as well as the needs of the community. Our values are simple, but they are the core of our mission, ourselves, our programs, our organization, and all of those we serve. Honesty. Willingness to learn. Dedication to purpose. Social concern. Self-examination.

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The Julia M. Kondratowicz Scholarship Program

Julie Kondratowicz came to Elmcrest in 1996 as a Social Worker in our group home located in Skeele Valley.  During her 17 year tenure with the agency, she exhibited uncommon skill, an extraordinary capacity for work, and a devotion to children and to Elmcrest that set a standard to which we all should subscribe.


Free Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program Taking Applicants

FREE Pre-K! Click title above for more info and one-page Pre-Application! (Fill it in, save it and email it to us, then we'll contact you and take care of the rest!)

Small Wonders Daycare

Small Wonders Daycare

It’s more than just a daycare. Our early education program is staffed by experienced teachers, social workers and therapists who focus on providing both typical and special needs children with a supportive, nurturing environment where they can develop early literacy, math and social skills.

Learn more about our daycare, schedule a tour or enroll today.