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PA Pre-K Counts is a grant program funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that provides FREE, high-quality pre-kindergarten education to families who meet the age and financial criteria.
2023-2024 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
To qualify for the Neshaminy School District Pre-K Counts Program, children and families must meet the following criteria:
- Your child must be 3, or 4 by September 1st, 2023
- Your total household income may not exceed 300% of the 2023 federal income guidelines listed below.
Total Number of Household Members
If your total household income is below 100% of the income guidelines
you might qualify for the Head Start program.
Here is a link to learn more:
If your total household income is below 300% of the income guidelines and the child meets the age requirements,
apply to the
PA Pre-K Counts program.
Families that exceed the Federal Income requirements may NOT apply or pay tuition.
If your total household income is over 300% of the Federal Income Guidelines and you are still looking for childcare, please visit:
Early Learning Resource Center -Resources for Families
- Complete the application packet.
- Mail or drop-off your application packet to the address below:
Maple Point Middle School - Pupil Services
2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road
Attention: Neshaminy Pre-K Counts
*You may also hand deliver the application packet to any Neshaminy school building.
PA Pre-K Counts Application and Forms
The following documents are required immediately upon acceptance into the program:
Frequently Asked Questions:
When will I know if my child is accepted?
PENDING FUNDING APPROVAL from the State of Pennsylvania, families will be notified in July about acceptance into the program. This usually occurs around the same time that the state budget is passed. Acceptance to the PA Pre-K Counts program is based on the families need and not from when the application has been received.
What can I expect from a PA Pre-K Counts classroom?
- FULL DAY classes in Neshaminy School District
- Certified Teachers and CDA Certified Instructional Assistants with the education and expertise to teach young children;
- A curriculum that will help your child grow academically and socially
- Teachers will regularly review your child’s progress and choose teaching and learning activities that are best for your child;
- Staff will help your child and you adjust to pre-kindergarten and smoothly move on to kindergarten;
- Small class size (17 students per teacher and one instructional assistant)
Where are the Neshaminy PA Pre-K Counts classrooms located?
Neshaminy Pre-K Counts has numerous classrooms located within the Neshaminy School District. Our 2023-2024 classroom locations will be announced in July. My financial income is over the 300% financial guideline limit for my household size. Can I still apply for the PA Pre-K Counts program?No, the PA Pre-K Counts program is a grant-funded program provided by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning. Since this is a grant-funded program, which is free of charge to all participants, we must follow the guidelines set forth by OCDEL.
I am over-income. Can I pay for my child to attend the program?
No, since this is a grant-funded program, all students MUST meet the age and financial guideline requirements.
Do I have to live within Neshaminy School District to apply for the Neshaminy Pre-K Counts Program?
No, the Neshaminy Pre-K Counts program is open to all residents of Pennsylvania. Students from other local districts are welcome to apply.
Is transportation provided?
No. Families must provide transportation to and from the building they are assigned. Attendance is essential. Except for illness, children must be prompt and present on a daily basis. Before and after school childcare is not available for Neshaminy Pre-K Counts children.
What are the hours for the program?
The Neshaminy Pre-K Counts program is a full-day program. The hours are approximately 8:40-2:40 Monday - Friday. Some locations may start a little earlier, or later. Each location has a Certified Teacher and CDA Certified Instructional Assistant with the education and expertise to teach young children. Staff will help you and your child adjust to pre-kindergarten and smoothly transition to kindergarten. The Neshaminy Pre-K Counts program has a small class size (One certified teacher and One CDA certified instructional assistant).
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
No. Children do not need to be potty-trained to be enrolled in the Pre-K Counts program.
What supplies does my child need for the program?
The PA Pre-k Counts grant pays for all costs of the program, including supplies, snacks and meals.
Do you have a question about the Neshaminy Pre-K Counts Program?
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