What Is PA Pre-K Counts?
PA Pre-K Counts is a no cost to family, high quality pre-kindergarten education for three- and four-year-olds in Pennsylvania funded by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)
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
- Penn Hills High School in Penn Hills 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 Highland School District
- Masontown Elementary in Albert Gallatin Area School District
- Springfield Township Elementary in Connellsville Area School District
- Wharton Elementary in Uniontown Area School District
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.