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Family Centers

Family Centers


Family Centers are based in the community and offer a variety of activities for families and children of all ages. While each Family Center is unique, the following core services are offered:

  • Personalized home visits on child development issues for parents with children aged birth to five years.
  • Parent workshops and support groups.
  • Parent-child playgroups and a parent-child playroom with developmentally appropriate toys.
  • A toy, book and video lending library.
  • Developmental, vision and hearing screenings for children aged birth to five years.
  • After school activities for children in kindergarten to third grade.
  • Family enrichment activities and events.
  • Information and help accessing other community resources.

For more information about specific programs offered at the McKean County Family Centers, visit the website at


  • Any child or parent.


  • Bradford Family Center, 1 Mechanic Street, Bradford, PA 16701, (814) 362-1834
  • Kane Family Center, 300 North Fraley Street, Kane, PA 16735, (814) 837-5148
  • Otto-Eldred Family Center, 17 First Street, Eldred, PA 16731, (814) 887-9344
  • Port Allegany Family Center, 78 Mill Street, Port Allegany, PA 16743, (814) 642-9281
  • Smethport Family Center, 415 W. Main Street, Smethport, PA 16749, (814) 887-9344

Program Staff

Family Development Specialists conduct home visits and coordinate center-based activities. Family Development Specialists are certified parent educators through the Parents as Teachers National Center. Many of the Family Development Specialists are degreed in a human service related field or non-degreed individuals possessing a wealth of parenting experience.

Referral Procedure

To make a referral, call (814) 362-1834.