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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.  


    2024-2025 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    To qualify for the Neshaminy School District Pre-K Counts Program, children and families must meet the following criteria

    • Your child turned 3, or 4 by September 1st, 2024
    • Your total household income must meet the 2024 federal income guidelines below: 

    Total Number of Household Members

    100%

    300%

    1

    $15,060

    $45,180

    2

    $20,440

    $61,320

    3

    $25,820

    $77,460

    4

    $31,200

    $93,600

    5

    $36,580

    $109,740

    6

    $41,960

    $125,880

    7

    $47,340

    $142,020

    8

    $52,720

    $158,160

     

    If your total household income is BELOW the amount listed in this column, you might qualify for the Head Start program.

     Read more about this program here: Head Start

    If you meet the age requirements and your total household income does not exceed the amount listed in this column, please apply to the

    PA Pre-K Counts program.

                      Total household income is based on the 2023-1040 Federal tax return for all adults living in the household.

    Families that exceed the Federal Income requirements may NOT apply or pay tuition.   


    Application Submission:

    PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE YOUR DOCUMENTS

    1. Complete the application packet  
    2. Mail a copy of your Neshaminy Pre-K Counts application to:  

    Maple Point Middle School - Pupil Services

    2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road
    Langhorne, PA 19047

    Attention: Neshaminy Pre-K Counts

     

    *You may hand-deliver the application packet to any Neshaminy school building (click link for building locations) 


    PA Pre-K Counts Application and Forms

    •  2024-2025 Pre-K Counts Application – COMING SOON!
    •  2024-2025 Pre-K Counts SPANISH Application -COMING SOON!

    *The 2024-2025 PA Pre-K Counts application will be released in March 2024.  


    Frequently Asked Questions

     When will I know if my child is accepted?

     Acceptance into the PA Pre-K Counts program is based on the needs of the family, not from the date of the application. Families that meet the program guidelines will be notified by August 1st. 

     The 2024-2025 PA Pre-K Counts application and new income guidelines will be released in March 2024.    

    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?

    Our 2023-2024 classroom locations : 

    Walter Miller Elementary School

    Albert Schweitzer Elementary School

    Lower Southampton Early Learning Center

    The 2024-2025 program locations will be announced by August 1st

     

    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 (OCDEL).  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 guidelines.

    Do I have to live within Neshaminy School District to apply for the Neshaminy Pre-K Counts Program?

    The Neshaminy Pre-K Counts program is open to all residents of Pennsylvania who meet the age and income requirements.  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.  


    Please do not email your application packet.

    All applications must be mailed to:

    Maple Point Middle School - Pupil Services

    2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road
    Langhorne, PA 19047

    Attention: Neshaminy Pre-K Counts


    Do you have a question about the Neshaminy Pre-K Counts Program?

    Contact: Kim Johnson - kjohnson@neshaminy.org


     

    Check out our newsletter to find some wonderful resources, free parent webinars and 

    information about our next parent engagement session - You can hand in your Pre-K Counts application at this event! 

    You are welcome to attend even if you are not enrolled in the Pre-K Counts program. 

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