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Pre-K Counts

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Free Pre-Kindergarten Program Driving Better Educational Beginnings

Early education better prepares children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the purpose of Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is to help ensure quality pre-kindergarten opportunities are available to children (ages three to five) across the commonwealth. This program is free to eligible families. 

The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program:

  • Is based on the quality components adopted for pre-kindergarten by the State Board of Education
  • Provides families with a choice of quality pre-kindergarten options in a school, child care center, Head Start, or nursery school
  • Increases access to quality pre-kindergarten 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

Eligibility for Pre-K Counts

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Your child may be eligible for free, quality pre-kindergarten if you are Bucks County residents, your child is between the ages of three and five, and your family meets the income eligibility as set by the federal guidelines. Please note that a final application will require additional documentation such as the child’s birth certificate, your tax returns for the previous year, proof of Bucks County residency, etc. Contact us with any questions regarding eligibility or if you need assistance with the enrollment process: Pre-K Counts at 215-348-2940 Ext. 8800