Children's Services

Pre-K Counts

Pre-K Counts is a pre-kindergarten program for families with children ages three and four. The pre-Kindergarten program, established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, gives children a chance to learn, become excited about school and be better students. Pre-K Counts programs are located in Bedford and Johnstown.

 

This program is designed for children between age 3 and the entry age for kindergarten who are at risk of school failure and living in families earning up to 300 percent of the federal income poverty level who may also be English language learners or who may have special needs.

Children who come to kindergarten without all the skills they need often stay behind and struggle in school. Quality pre-kindergarten prepares children for reading and math, but also for paying attention, following directions and getting along with others.

Pre-kindergarten gives children 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 chance of doing well in school, going on to college or career training, and getting a good job.

 

The Pre-K Counts program is available free of charge to families. Wrap-around child care services are available at both locations for an additional fee.

Both of our sites have a STAR 3 (out of 4) rating through the PA Keystone STARS, a voluntary statewide quality initiative program.