POTTSTOWN PRE-K COUNTS
Welcome to the Pottstown Pre-K Counts Website. Please note that the Pre-K Counts Program is FREE for 3 & 4 year olds that financially qualify. Students must be 4 by September 1, 2019 in order to be age eligible for the 4 year old program during the 2019 - 2020 school year. Students must be 3 by September 1, 2019 in order to be age eligible for the 3 year old program during the 2019 - 2020 school year.
IMPORTANT PRE-K DOCUMENTS
2019-2020 PreK Counts Financial Guidelines
2019- 2020 PreK Counts Flyer, Eligibility & How to Apply
Why PA Pre-K Counts?
Children who go to kindergarten without all the skills they need often struggle in school. Quality pre-kindergarten prepares children for learning beginning reading and math skills, 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. This strong early start in pre-kindergarten means your child has a better chance 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 Pre-K Counts classroom!
Our Pre-K Counts classrooms will:
- Be taught by certified teachers who have the expertise to foster the learning of young children
- Use a curriculum that will help your child grow academically and socially
- Regularly review your child’s progress and choose instruction and learning activities that are best for your child
- Help you and your child adjust to pre-kindergarten and smoothly move on to kindergarten
- Offer small class sizes (20 students with one teacher and one teacher assistant) so that your child can have plenty of one-on-one time with the teachers
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to reside within Pottstown School District to apply for the Pottstown Pre-K Counts Program?
No, the Pottstown Pre-K program is open to all residents of Pennsylvania. Students from other local districts are invited to apply to our Community Partner sites.
How do I apply?
What Documents do I need to bring?
The following are needed at ALL locations:
1. A copy of your child's birth certificate
2. Copies of your most recent Tax Return, W-2 forms, Social Security, or current pay stubs
3. Completed physical/immunization records
4. Two (2) proofs of residency
5. Custody orders/Foster paperwork (if applicable)
6. IEP (if applicable)
My financial income is over the 300% financial guideline limit amount for my household size. Can I still apply for the Pre-K Counts program?
Please call our Pre-K Counts Coordinator at 610-718-8635
Is transportation provided?
No, transportation is not provided to or from the program. Families are required to provide transportation to and from school each day.
My child receives Early Intervention services through an outside organization. Is my child able to receive these services at school?
Yes, we have several outside agencies that visit children in our Pre-K program and provided early intervention services to them during instructional hours.
How many students are in each classroom?
All of our classrooms have around 20 students with one teacher and a paraprofessional.
What does my child need for the program?
The grant provides all necessary classroom supplies. Lunch and snack is also provided free of charge. We ask each child to bring a book bag.
Do you provide before or aftercare for the program?
Yes, but only at our community partner sites, KinderCare, Montgomery Early Learning Center and Warwick ChildCare Center.
For any additional questions please contact:
The Pre-K Counts Coordinator 610-718-8635