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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. 


    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    To be eligible for the 2024-2025 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%  

    If your total household income is BELOW the amount listed in this column,

    you might qualify for the Head Start program.  Head Start

     

    300% 

    If your total household income does not exceed this column, apply to the PA Pre-K Counts program.

    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

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


    Application Submission

    PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE YOUR DOCUMENTS - Mail a copy of your completed application packet to the address below: 

    Maple Point Middle School - Pupil Services

    2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road
    Langhorne, PA 19047

    Attention: Neshaminy Pre-K Counts

    Save on postage by hand-delivering a copy of your application packet to any Neshaminy school office. 

    Neshaminy SD building locations 


    Application and Forms

    The following documents will be requested AFTER you have been accepted into the program:


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is transportation provided?

    No, families must provide transportation to and from the building they are assigned. Before and after school, childcare is not available for Neshaminy Pre-K Counts families. The Child Care Works Subsidized child care program can helpqualified families pay for before or after-school childcare. 

    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). We are required to follow the program guidelines provided by OCDEL.

    I am over-income. Can I pay for my child to attend the program?

        No, families are not permitted to pay for this grant-funded program. 

    Do I have to live in Neshaminy School District to apply to the Neshaminy Pre-K Counts program?

        No, the Neshaminy School District Pre-K Counts program is open to all residents of Pennsylvania who meet the age and income requirements.

    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 are typically notified by July. Pre-K Counts is funded by the state budget, so if there is a delay in passing the state budget, there will be a delay in notifying families.

    Is the program a half or full-day program?

      The Neshaminy School District Pre-K Counts program is a full-day program. Daily, on-time attendance is essential.         

    What can I expect from a PA Pre-K Counts classroom? 

    • Full day classes in the Neshaminy School District
    • The hours are approximately 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.
    • 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
    • Staff will help your child and you adjust to pre-kindergarten and smoothly move on to kindergarten.
    • Small class size (18 students per teacher and one instructional assistant)

    Where are the Neshaminy PA Pre-K Counts classrooms located?

    2023-2024 classroom locations:

    Walter Miller Elementary School

    Albert Schweitzer Elementary School

    Lower Southampton Early Learning Center 

    Does my child need to be potty-trained?

         No, children do not need to be potty-trained to be enrolled in 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?

    Email Kim Johnson - kjohnson@neshaminy.org


     

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