Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program, established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is bringing quality half-day and full-day pre-kindergarten to 11,000 3 and 4 year olds in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is an initiative to provide early learning experiences to prepare young learners for kindergarten and school success.
- Who is eligible for PA Pre-K Counts?
- Listing of PA Pre-K Counts programs PDF
- PA Pre-K Counts flyer for parents PDF
- PA Pre-K Counts en espanol PDF
Why does my child need to attend a high quality pre-kindergarten program?
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. All of this can start by enrolling your child in a PA Pre-K Counts classroom!
Other Resources for Parents
Early Learning Standards for Infant/Toddler, Pre-School and Kindergarten
The redesigned standards are NOW available. Click here to view and download available standards.
Kindergarten, Here I Come!
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning is pleased to announce the availability of the newly-printed Parent Activity Resource Guide, “Kindergarten Here I Come”! Click here for printable PDF version of "Kindergarten Here I come!"