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About Pre-K Counts

What is Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts?
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is a state funded program for three and four year old children and provides families in participating communities with a choice of quality pre-kindergarten options in a school, child care center, Head Start, or nursery school. The program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and managed locally by the Pottstown School District. The PEAK PA Pre-K Counts Partnership receives funding to serve 264 children in a free, full-day instructional program.

Who is Eligible for Pre-K Counts?

Priorities for enrollment in PEAK PA Pre-K Counts:
-PA resident
-Family income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level
-The child must be three or four years old by September 1

Where are the Classes Located?
The PEAK PA Pre-K Counts classes are located at community child care sites, district elementary buildings, and Pottstown High School.

How Do I Register My Child?
Call one of the PEAK Pre-K Counts sites and arrange for a visit. The site will have registration forms and other information about the program. You will be asked to verify that your child meets all of the priority categories.

When do Classes Start?

The classes follow the Pottstown School District calendar. Check with the site during the summer concerning the first day of school. Pre-K Counts classes are in session for 180 days during the school year and are 6.5 hours each day.

How Much Does it Cost?
There is no charge to families for the 6.5 hour PA Pre-K Counts program. If a family needs extended care beyond the 6.5 hour PA Pre-K Counts day, select one of the community childcare partners, who offer before and after care. The childcare center will determine these costs.

What is the Family Obligation?
Regular attendance is a requirement of PA Pre-K Counts. A child enrolled in PA Pre-K Counts is expected to attend each school day, arrive on time, and stay for the full instructional day.

What About Family Involvement?
Family engagement is a critical part of a child's success in school, whether the child is in Pre-K or in high school. Families are encouraged to be involved in their child's class by visiting regularly, serving as a "guest reader," volunteering to assist with special class projects, accompanying their child on field trips, or by helping in the many other ways to support the child's education. 

PA Pre-K Counts Sites
We have PEAK PA Pre-K Counts classrooms in several locations throughout our Pottstown Community.
 KinderCare Pottstown
KinderCare Learning Center
1550 Industrial Highway
Pottstown, PA 19464
 Montgomery Early Learning Center in Pottstown
Montgomery Early Learning Centers
150 North Hanover Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
 Pottstown High School building
Pottstown Annex Building
940 N Franklin Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Pottstown YMCA - Not accepting enrollment at this time
1000 Heritage Drive
Sanatoga, PA 19464
Warwick Childcare Pottstown
Warwick Child Care Center
145 West Urner Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
 Barth Elementary School in Pottstown
Pottstown School District
Elizabeth B. Barth Elementary School
467 W. Walnut Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
4-year-olds only
 Franklin Elementary School Building
Pottstown School District
Franklin Elementary School
970 N. Franklin Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
4-year-olds only
Rupert elementary school building 
Pottstown School District
Rupert Elementary School
1230 South Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
4-year-olds only
Lincoln Elementary School building 
Pottstown School District
Lincoln Elementary School 
461 N. York Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
4-year-olds only