Pre-K Counts

What Is PA Pre-K Counts?

  • Free high quality pre-kindergarten education for three- and four-year-olds in Pennsylvania funded by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Pre-K Counts Family Application

What Can I Expect For My Child?

We know it's important to you that your child is equipped to be successful in school. We can give your three- or four-year-old a boost. Key points about our program:

  • Early childhood-certified teaching staff
  • Safe, well-equipped learning environments
  • Curriculum and educational programming designed to help your child be ready for school
  • Meaningful assessment of your child's abilities
  • Parent participation opportunities
  • Staff/child ratios that permit plenty of one-on-one time with teachers
  • Full-day classes (classes are five days a week for six hours each day)

Who Is Eligible?

  • Children who live in Pennsylvania and
  • Meet the income eligibility guidelines of a family less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and
  • Children who have turned three by the kindergarten cut-off date of the school district in which they reside and
  • Children who are at-risk of school failure due to income, cultural, or special needs issues

Why Should my Child Attend a High Quality Pre-K Program?

  • Quality Pre-K prepares children for reading and math but also for paying attention, following directions, and getting along with others
  • Children who attend a quality early learning program do better in school
  • Quality education today prepares them for high quality jobs tomorrow

What Are The Locations?


  • Marzolf Primary in Shaler Area School District
  • Reserve Primary in Shaler Area School District


  • Blackhawk Intermediate in Blackhawk School District
  • Todd Lane Elementary in Central Valley School District


  • Connellsville Township Elementary in Connellsville Area School District
  • Friendship Hill Elementary in Albert Gallatin School District
  • Marshall Elementary in Laurel Highlands School District
  • Masontown Elementary in Albert Gallatin Area School District
  • Menallen Elementary in Uniontown Area School District
  • Springfield Township Elementary in Connellsville Area School District
  • Wharton Elementary in Uniontown Area School District
  • Denise Kooser Group Day Care, 4 Hatfield Lane Uniontown, PA
  • Duck Hollow Learning Center, Inc., 7822 National Pike, Uniontown, PA


  • Southmoreland Elementary in Southmoreland School District

Locations Subject To Change.

How Do I Apply?

Contact the PA Pre-K Counts program for eligibility and enrollment information at 724-437-2590; PA Pre-K Counts, 112 Commonwealth Dr, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456; or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pre-K Counts Family Application