Pre-K Counts

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Why should my child attend a high quality pre-kindergarten program?

  • To be exposed to reading and math
  • To learn to pay attention, follow directions, and get along with others
  • To become excited about school
  • To enter kindergarten ready to learn

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

  • Certified teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children.
  • We use a curriculum that will help your child grow, academically and socially.
  • Your child’s progress is regularly reviewed to ensure the best teaching and learning activities are being utilized.
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack are served daily.
  • Our Pre-K Counts classrooms operates Monday through Friday from 8am – 1:30pm beginning in late August/September and ending in June of each year (we operate on the same calendar as SDOL).

Who is eligible for Pre-K Counts?

  • Eligible children must be age 3 before September 1st of the current school year and not age eligible for kindergarten.
  • Eligible families must be at or below 300% of the current federal poverty level for income.

How much does Pre-K Counts cost?

  • Our Pre-K Counts is free to eligible families.
  • By enrolling your child in our Pre-K Counts, you can give your child a great start to a bright future.
  • The portion of the day that is funded through Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is free to families; the program may charge for additional portions of the day (wraparound child care, etc.).

APPLY TODAY

Return completed application with copies of birth certificate, W-2 forms and other enrollment forms to:

Lancaster Early Education Center
150 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

* Completing an application does not guarantee enrollment. It is simply the first step of the enrollment process.

How do I know if my child has been enrolled?

  • You will receive a confirmation email and/or a telephone call.

Who can I contact if I have a question?

  • You can email Chelsea at chelsea@ldcc.org or call her (717)392-7413 ext. 202.