Pre-K Counts

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit Pre-K Counts Program provides high quality pre-kindergarten education for 3 and 4 year olds who live in Allegheny County at no cost to families.

Eligibility

PA Pre-K Counts is designed for children who are:
  • 3 to 5  years of age (two years prior to kindergarten eligibility);

  • preference given to children eligible for kindergarten the following school year:

  • income (300% of the federal poverty level, or a family of four earning $66,150)

If your child falls into any of these categories, you may be eligible to apply. Contact the program directly for site locations, eligibility, and enrollment information at (412) 394-5863.

Service Delivery

Classrooms will operate full-day. PA Pre-K Counts classrooms provide:

  • Highly qualified staff…teachers with PA Early Childhood certification; teacher assistants with associate’s degrees or Child Development Associates

  • A research-based curriculum that will help your child grow academically and socially

  • Regular reports and home-school communication about your child’s progress and other issues that matter most to you as a parent

  • A preschool experience that will allow your child to enter kindergarten ready for school success

  • Activities that ensure smooth transitions to kindergarten settings in Allegheny County School Districts

What Do I Need to Get Ready?

  • Birth Certificate or other proof of birth
  • Verification of income (tax documents, 2 pay stubs, SSI or TANF letters)
  • Immunization records
  • Disability documentation (if applicable)
  • Custody or court documents (if applicable)
  • Health insurance card (if available)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and student who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. Click the links below for more information.

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