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Berks County Head Start & Pre-K Counts

Free Preschool Enrolling

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    About the Programs

    Berks County Head Start and PA Pre-K Counts classrooms are free preschool options for qualifying families. These comprehensive preschool programs are for children ages 3-5 and are designed to prepare students for their time in K-12 classrooms and beyond.

    Berks County Head Start

    What is Head Start?

    A federally funded, comprehensive child development program that serves preschool children from the ages of three to five years.

    Do I qualify for Head Start?

    Children from three to age five who are from families with incomes below the poverty guidelines are eligible for Head Start services. In order to qualify, your family must meet the guidelines established annually. Head Start services are provided free of charge. Children from families experiencing homelessness, foster families, and families receiving public assistance such as TANF or SSI are also eligible.

    PA Pre-K Counts

    Children who attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program have a better chance of doing well in school, going on to college or career training, and getting a good job. By enrolling your child in BCIU Pre-K Counts, you can give your child a great start to a bright future.

    Who is eligible for BCIU PA Pre-K Counts?

    BCIU PA Pre-K Counts is FREE preschool designed for children who:

    • Are between age three and the age eligible for kindergarten
    • Live in families earning up to 300% of the federal poverty level (For 2021, a family of four earning $79,500 or less)
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