• Pre-K Program 

    Information for Pre-K Parents

     
    Welcome to the Preschool Program!
     

    PRE-K COUNTS MISSION & PROGRAM GOALS

    Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive service to all enrolled Pre-K Counts children and their families. By forming a partnership with parents, staff and community members, we offer services designed to promote the healthiest, safest environment in which children, families, and staff can thrive and reach their full potential.

     

    Positive Self-Esteem

    Respecting children and families with communication and acceptance

    Encouraging and welcoming families to engage with the program

    Assisting families to obtain community resources and information

    Assisting families with Kindergarten readiness and transition

     

    School Readiness

    Developing the whole

    Aligning curriculum with Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards

    Incorporating individual learning strategies for students

    Encouraging a child’s curiosity and imagination with the classroom environment and materials

     

    Future School and Life Success

    Good role models

    Assisting parents to be advocates for their child

    Providing positive classroom environments

     

    GRANT AND DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

    The Pre-K Counts grant contains several guidelines that must be followed, such as income guidelines, curriculum quality, staff credentials, attendance policies, instructional materials and program operation procedures.  In addition to grant requirements, the program provider may have additional guidelines as well.  The Highlands Pre-K program has the following additional requirements:

    • Pre-K students must reside in the Highlands School District attendance area.
    • Pre-K students must be fully toilet trained and able to use the restroom independently to remain in the program.
    • Parents/guardians must provide accurate information when completing the application.
    • Pre-K students will follow the Highlands School District Attendance Policy.