Pre-K CountsPre-K Counts is a state funded high quality preschool program that provides outstanding learning opportunities for working families.
Why does my child need to attend a high quality pre-kindergarten program?
Pre-kindergarten children are given a chance to learn, become excited about school, and be better students.
By enrolling your child in quality pre-kindergarten, your child has a better chance of being ready for kindergarten and grade school. This strong early start in pre-kindergarten means they have a better cahnce of doing well in school, going on to college or career training, and getting a good job. All of this can start by enrolling your child in a PA Pre-K Counts classroom!
Who is eligible for PA Pre-K Counts?
live in families earning up to 300% of the federal poverty level (or a family of 4 earning $75,300).
Each program offering PA Pre-K Counts classrooms will have their own guidelines. If your child falls into these categories, you may be eligible to apply.
How much does PA Pre-K Counts cost?
PA Pre-K Counts is free to families *
How can I enroll my child in a Pre-K Counts classroom?
Contact the Pre-K Counts program directly for enrollment information. There are Pre-K Counts classrooms in most of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. To find one near you, visit www.compass.state.pa.us and click on
“Early Learning and Development Programs” >>>
“Find a Provider” >>>
You can trust that both, you and your child will always be treated with dignity, respect, and kindness because we’ve been providing outstanding childcare services since 1992.
2018 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines
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What can I expect from a Pre-K Counts classroom?
Have teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children
Regularly review your child’s progress
Offer a small class size (no more than 20 students per one teacher and one aide) so your child can have plenty of one-on-one time with the teacher
Use a curriculum that will help your child grow academically and socially
Choose teaching and learning techniques that are best suited for your child
Help you and your child adjust to pre-kindergarten and smoothly transition to kindergarten