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Applications Open for 2024-25 Pre-K Counts

Applications for the 2024-25 Pre-K Counts program are now open! 

Visit this webpage to complete the interest form to begin the application process.
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. Owl Hill Learning Centers is the lead partner for the two classrooms located at Smoketown Elementary School. In addition to the classrooms based in CV schools, the district also serves as the lead agency supporting two pre-K classrooms at Lancaster Mennonite School. 

The Pre-K Counts program was established in 2007 to provide eligible children access to high-quality, publicly funded pre-k. The program’s goal is to reduce educational disparities for children who are between age three and until the entry age for kindergarten and live in families earning up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.