• 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, which has locations at Maple Avenue Campus, Pine Grove Elementary School and Williams Valley Elementary School, contact the Preschool Program at 570-544-9131 ext. 1222.
     
    You may also click the link below to print an application packet to be completed and returned to the Pre-K Counts Program at Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29, 17 Maple Avenue, PO Box 130, Mar Lin, PA  17951.
     
    New students accepted year round as space becomes available.