Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is bringing quality half-day and full day pre-kindergarten to nearly 19,000 3 and 4 year olds in Pennsylvania.

Why does my child need to attend a high quality pre-kindergarten program?

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!

What can I expect from a Pre-K Counts classroom?

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts classrooms will:
o have teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children;
o use a curriculum that will help your child grow, academically and socially;
o regularly review your child’s progress and choose teaching and learning activities that are
best for your child;
o help you and your child adjust to pre-kindergarten and smoothly move on to kindergarten;
o offer a small class size (no more than 20 students per one teacher and one aide) so that
your child can have plenty of one-on-one time with the teachers.

By enrolling your child in PA Pre-K Counts, you can give your child a great start to a bright future.

How do I refer my child for enrollment in the Schuylkill IU #29 Pre-K Counts Program?

To refer your child to the Schuylkill IU #29 Pre-K Counts Program contact Alretta Schwenk at 570-544-9131 ext. 1261.