Comprehensive guides for Pre-school Programs and Summer Camps throughout Lancaster County are now available in print and for free online. The guides have been released to the public through Pennsylvania 2-1-1 East, a free information and referral program of United Way of Lancaster County. 
The Pre-school Directory offers listings throughout Lancaster County and includes locations of the programs, age requirements, and registration information. Designed to be a starting point for parents searching for a program to meet the needs of their pre-school-age children, the directory is organized alphabetically by community locations. The Summer Camp Guide lists location, age requirements, and registration information for numerous Lancaster County day and resident camps. Facilities included in the guide offer a variety of programs for children of all ages.
PA 2-1-1 East is available to assist Lancaster County residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone phone number that connects people with resources in their communities. 2-1-1 also offers a variety of publications. These publications assist with a number of common issues, such as locating affordable housing, finding a job or support group, or being put in touch with a food bank. 
PA 2-1-1 East has emerged from one of United Way’s signature programs: LINC. LINC spent over 35 years providing information and referrals for a broad range of services including basic needs, food banks, housing, child and elder care, health services, support groups and more. Calls are answered by trained specialists who direct callers to appropriate and effective community resources, based on their individual needs. PA 2-1-1 East has expanded services to Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
Download free copies of the Summer Camp Guide, Preschool Directory and other publications by visiting 2-1-1 online at If 2-1-1 is temporarily unavailable, staff can still be reached by dialing 717-291-5462 or via email at: Hard copies of the Pre-School and Summer Guides are also available for purchase ($2-$3) and pick up through the United Way of Lancaster County, located at 630 Janet Ave. in Lancaster, PA.
United Way of Lancaster County advances the common good and creates opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the key building blocks to a good life: Education, Financial Stability, and Health. United Way brings together people, organizations, and resources to make lasting change in the community and invites all to LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating, and volunteering to help build a stronger Lancaster County.
May 13, 2013