A quality pre-kindergarten experience can help give children a strong start in school and in life. PA Pre-K Counts, established by the Pennsylvania Department for Education, provides free half-day or full-day pre-K programs for children ages 3 – 5 years old throughout Pennsylvania.


Learn how Pre-K programs provide children a strong start in school and life.
 

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Pre-K Counts at Jennersville YMCA

What to Expect of Pre-K Counts at the Jennersville YMCA

  • Teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children.
  • A curriculum that will help your child grow academically and socially.
  • Regular review of your child’s progress to choose the best teaching strategies as well as prepare them for a smooth transition to kindergarten.
     
  • The program runs from 8 AM to 1:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
    • We will follow the school calendar for the Avon Grove School District and will be starting on Monday, September 27.
  • Wrap-around care is an additional charge. Financial Assistance would be available.
  • Students who qualify for CCW are automatically eligible.

For more information about Octorara YMCA programs including Pre-K Counts, please contact Kirstan Dolinger at kdolinger@ymcagbw.org or 610-896-9622, ext. 2543.

Pre-K Counts at Octorara YMCA

What to Expect of Pre-K Counts at the Octorara YMCA 

  • Teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children.
  • A curriculum that will help your child grow academically and socially.
  • Regular review of your child’s progress to choose the best teaching strategies as well as prepare them for a smooth transition to kindergarten.
     
  • The program runs from 8 AM to 1:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
    • We will follow the school calendar for the Octorara School District which started on Monday, August 30
  • Wrap-around care is an additional charge. Financial Assistance would be available.
  • Students who qualify for CCW are automatically eligible.

For more information about Octorara YMCA programs including Pre-K Counts, please contact Janet Kabakjian at jkabakjian@ymcagbw.org or 610-593-9622, ext. 2701.

“YGBW’s early learning programs, set children up for success both in and out of the classroom,” said Kirstan Dolinger, senior childcare director at the Jennersville and Octorara YMCAs. “Pre-K gives children a chance to learn, become excited about school and be better students – all of which will prove to be invaluable over their lifetimes.” 
 

More Information About Pre-K Counts

Who is eligible for Pre-K Counts?

PA Pre-K counts is designed for children who are between ages 3 and entry-level age for kindergarten and live in families earning up to 300% of the poverty level. For more information about the Pre-K Counts program, visit www.education.pa.gov.

How much does PA Pre-K Counts cost?

PA Pre-K Counts is free to families. Wrap-around care is an additional charge however Financial Assistance would be available. Students who qualify for CCW are automatically eligible. If you have questions about applying for CCW, please reach out to childcareadmin@ymcagbw.org.

Download the Application Today

Please fill out the application below and submit to childcareadmin@ymcagbw.org. We will then verify that you qualify for the Pre-K Counts program and contact you with further information.