Pre-K Counts classrooms operate throughout the school year to provide high-quality preschool services to 4-year-old children and their families. Research-based curriculum supports preschoolers’ intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth and helps children prepare to transition successfully into kindergarten.
Children also receive developmental and health screenings, including dental, vision and hearing. Classrooms are provided at CPC’s Noell Building in York City and one in partnership with South Eastern School District.
Pre-K Counts FAQ
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about Pre-K Counts.
WHY DOES MY CHILD NEED TO ATTEND A HIGH-QUALITY PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM?
Children who enter kindergarten without all of the skills they need often stay behind and struggle in school. Quality pre-kindergarten (pre-k) prepares children not only for reading and math but also for paying attention, following directions and getting along with others.
Pre-K Counts gives children a chance to learn, become excited about school and be better students. They also have a better chance of being ready for kindergarten — a strong start that means they have a better chance of doing well in school, going on to college or career training, and getting a good job.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A PRE-K COUNTS CLASSROOM?
Pre-K Counts classrooms will:
- Have teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children
- Use a curriculum aligned with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards, which will help your child grow both 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 (no more than 19 students per two teachers) so that your child can have plenty of one-on-one time with the teachers
HOW DO I APPLY?
Call Community Progress Council at 717-846-4600 and press 0 to be connected with a Resource Navigator.
Necessary items for registration will include:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Proof of residency
- Up-to-date immunization records
- Current physical or appointment for physical