PRE-K COUNTS

 High quality pre-kindergarten because every child is Pennsylvania’s future.


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FaceinHandBoy_webBCIU PA Pre-K Counts locations:

  • Reading, Muhlenberg vicinity
  • Brandywine Heights Area School District
  • Conrad Weiser Area School District
  • Daniel Boone Area School District
  • Exeter Township School District
  • Hamburg Area School District
  • Twin Valley Elementary Center

ALL families encouraged to apply.


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

  • Prepare to learn reading and math
  • Learn to pay attention, follow directions, and get along with others
  • Become excited about school
  • Be ready for kindergarten and grade school
  • 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 BCIU PA Pre-K Counts classroom!

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

BCIU PA Pre-K Counts classrooms will:

  • Employ teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children
  • Use a 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
  • Offer a small class size so that your child can have plenty of one-on-one time with the teachers
  • Provide nutritious meals 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
  • Live in families earning up to 300% of the federal poverty level (for a family of four earning $73,800 or less).


How much does BCIU PA Pre-K Counts cost?

  • BCIU PA Pre-K Counts is free to eligible families.*
  • By enrolling your child in BCIU PA 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.

 
How can I enroll my child in a PA Pre-K Counts classroom?

We need the following to enroll your child:

  1. Completed application **
  2. A copy of your child’s birth certificate
  3. Copies of your most recent W-2 forms
  4. Immunizations
  5. Most current physical

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APPLY TODAY

  • Do you live in the Reading School District? Call 610-987-8613.
    Not in the Reading School District? Call Theresa Figueroa at 610-987-8614.
  • Or download an application here:
    Application Cover Letter – english | español
    ** PA Pre-K Counts Application – english | español
  • Or visit one of these locations to get a paper copy
    • BCIU Main Office,1111 Commons Blvd., Reading
    • BCIU Learning Center at the Education Centre, 2101 Centre Ave., Reading
    • Birdsboro Elementary Center in Daniel Boone Area School District, 400 W 2nd St., Birdsboro
    • Brandywine Heights Elementary Center, 445 W. Barkley St., Topton
    • Conrad Weiser West Elementary School, 102 S. 3rd St., Womelsdorf
    • Muhlenberg Elementary Center, 610 Sharp Ave., Reading
    • Owatin Creek Elementary School in Exeter Township School District, 5000 Boyertown Pike, Reading
    • Tilden Elementary Center in Hamburg Area School District, 524 West State St., Hamburg
    • Twin Valley Elementary Center, 50 Mast Dr., Elverson

 
Return completed application with copies of all required documents
:

  • One of the locations listed above; or
  • By mail to:
    Pre-K Counts Program – Berks County Intermediate Unit
    P.O. Box 16050, 1111 Commons Blvd
    Reading, PA 19612-6050
  • Fax #: 610-898-8905



Do you want to know more? contact:
BCIU Pre-K Counts |  prekcountsreferrals@berksiu.org

Do you live in the Reading School District? Please call 610-987-8613.
If you live in another school district, contact Theresa Figueroa at 610-987-8614.