Neshaminy School District will be expanding its Pre-K Counts program thanks to a recent $1 million grant.
Pre-K Counts offers free pre-school five days a week for low-income families, though the cut off is quite generous. Neshaminy Community Relations Coordinator Chris Stanley wants people to know about the niche PKC fills.
“This program is geared toward families that might not fit into other categories such as qualifying for a head-start program, but still might have issues paying for a quality preschool program,” Stanley said. “It fills a gap for working families that other programs might not.”
The funding allows the five day a week program to more than double to 120 seats without placing any financial burden on the school district.
Neshaminy boasts on its website of having highly-qualified teachers and support staff. It also offers small class sizes of 17 students to one teacher and one aide.
Any child ages 3 to 4 by September 1st living in the district is eligible to participate. The program is designed for children to transition into kindergarten seamlessly.
Spots are open in Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in Levittown, Joseph Ferderbar Elementary School in Feasterville, Lower Southampton Early Learning Center (the former Lower Southampton Elementary School).
Applications are due Wednesday, August 1st. To register, visit www.neshaminy.org/pkc.