The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts pre-kindergarten program, established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, makes quality pre-kindergarten opportunities available to children(ages 3, 4, & 5) and families across the commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program:
is based on the quality components adopted for pre-kindergarten by the State Board of Education
provides families in participating communities with a choice of quality pre-kindergarten options in a school, child care center, Head Start, or nursery school
increase access to quality pre-kindergarten to children and families throughout the commonwealth with a priority in at-risk communities
builds on the work of the Pre-K Counts Public-Private Partnership for Educational Success, a three-year project funded by leading Pennsylvania foundations and supported by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Families are qualified for free care if they meet the income guidelines below.