Pre-K Counts

  • The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program provides free pre-kindergarten services to at-risk three- and four-year-olds and offers full day services in CVSD. This program is held in all four of CV’s elementary schools. Steps to Success, Inc. is the district’s lead partner for classrooms located at Brownstown, Fritz, and Leola Elementary Schools. 

Pre-K Counts Information

  • Pre-K FAQs

    Please visit the dropdown menu to the left (or click the + icon above if on a mobile device) for additional Pre-K information and resources. 

    Note: Children must turn 3 or 4 by September 1, 2024. Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2024 will not qualify for the 

    Contact Information:

    Phone: 717-656-2068 x5808

    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 family's need and not from when the application has been received.

    What are the income guidelines for the program?

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

    • FULL DAY classes in Conestoga Valley School District (8:45 am – 3:30 pm)
    • Certified Teachers and CDA Certified Instructional Assistants with the education and expertise to teach young children
    • High-quality, evidence-based early learning curriculum and programming
    • Transportation available on CV elementary school busses

    How are children selected for enrollment?

    CVSD utilizes state-approved criteria to prioritize students for enrollment. All information completed on the 2023-2024 application is considered when making these decisions.

    What if I need additional wrap-around childcare before/after PKC hours?

    If your family needs child care prior to 9:00 am or after 3:30 pm, Steps to Success will provide PKC before and after school care within our child care program at Zion Lutheran Church.  CVSD will provide transportation for PKC students from their designated elementary school to 18 Quarry Rd., Leola.  The costs for these extended hours of care are the parent's responsibility.  Most PKC families should qualify for subsidized care from Early Childhood Resource Center (ELRC), 717-393-4004.  To register for PKC before and after school care, please contact Michelle Harbaugh.

    Is transportation available?

    Yes, Conestoga Valley School District will bus students to and from their pre-k program. Parents are also welcome to drive their students.