Pre-K Counts

Pre-K Counts

Pre-K Counts is an educational program that will serve fifteen children between three and kindergarten eligible age. Pre-K operates under the guidelines set by the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning. The classroom will implement a curriculum that is designed to help the children grow academically and socially in preparation for kindergarten entry.

Benefits of Pre-K Counts
  • Qualified teachers, with education and expertise working with young children
  • Small class sizes (15) so teachers have one-on-one with your child
  • A developmentally appropriate curriculum that encourages your child to grow academically and socially
  • Learning activities that will help your child thrive and smoothly transition into kindergarten
  • Regular reviews of your child’s progress and help with choosing learning activities that are best for your child
  • Help your child learn the skills they need to be ready and excited for school
  • PA Pre-K Counts is a free program for income-eligible families designed for children who are between the age of 3 and younger than the entry age for kindergarten
  • Children who have a family income that falls below the 300% of the Federal poverty level
  • Children who are at risk of school failure
  • PA Counts is free to income-eligible families
How to Apply
  • Applications are available at:
    • Northern Tier Community Action Head Start Office
      • 135 West Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834 (the building in the back of the main office)
    • Woodland Elementary School Office
      • 601 Woodland Ave, Emporium, PA 15834

Pre-K Count Centers

Emporium Pre-K Counts
Woodland School
603 Woodland AVE
Emporium, PA 15834
Phone: (814) 486-2016
Class Hours: 9:00-3:00
St. Marys Pre-K Counts
NorthStar Properties
513 E. Arch ST
St. Marys, PA 15857
Phone: (814) 781-1176
Class Hours: 9:00-3:00

Pre-K Counts Physical Form

Pre-K Counts Application

Pre-K Counts Dental Form