To provide high quality, comprehensive services to all enrolled Pre-K Counts children and their families. By forming a partnership with parents, staff, and community members, we offer services designed to promote the healthiest, safest environment in which children, families, and staff can thrive and reach their full potential.
All families are encouraged to apply.
BCIU PRE-K COUNTS GOALS
Prepare and teach preschool children the school readiness skills needed to be ready for school success.
Foster his or her intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
Provide opportunities for children and families in our program that will help prepare them for future school and life successes.
Increase the chance of doing well in school, attending college or trade school, and having a successful career.
All of this can start by enrolling your child in a BCIU PA Pre-K Counts classroom!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A PRE-K COUNTS CLASSROOM?
BCIU PA Pre-K Counts classrooms will:
Employ teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children
Allow children to participate in indoor and outdoor play daily
Use a research-based curriculum that will help your child grow, academically and socially
Regularly review your child’s progress and choose teaching and learning activities that are best for your child
Help you and your child adjust to pre-kindergarten and smoothly move on to kindergarten
Provide nutritious lunch and snacks daily
Open five hours daily Monday through Friday from September to June
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR BCIU PRE-K COUNTS?
BCIU PA Pre-K Counts is designed for children who:
Are between age 3 (by 8/31) and the entry age for kindergarten, and
BCIU PA Pre-K Counts is free to eligible families. Families earning up to 300% of the federal poverty level (for 2019 a family of four earning $77,250 or less).
The portion of the day that is funded through Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is free to families.
WHERE ARE BCIU PRE-K COUNTS CLASSROOMS LOCATED?
The BCIU PA Pre-K Counts classrooms are in the following locations:
Reading, Antietam, and Wilson vicinity
Brandywine Heights Area School District
Conrad Weiser Area School District
Daniel Boone Area School District
Exeter Township School District
Hamburg Area School District
Muhlenberg School District
Twin Valley Elementary Center
HOW CAN I ENROLL MY CHILD IN A PA PRE-K COUNTS CLASSROOM?