Why does my child need to attend a high quality pre-kindergarten program?

  • Children who come to kindergarten without all the skills they need often stay behind and struggle in school.
  • Quality pre-kindergarten prepares children for reading and math, but also for paying attention, following directions and getting along with others.
  • Pre-kindergarten gives children a chance to learn, become excited about school and be better students.
  • By enrolling your child in quality pre-kindergarten, your child has a better chance of being ready for kindergarten and grade school.
  • This strong early start in pre-kindergarten means your child has a better chance of doing well in school, going on to college or career training and getting a good job. All of this can start by enrolling your child in a PA Pre-K Counts classroom!

What can I expect to find in PA Pre-K Counts Classrooms?

  • State certified teachers with education and expertise in Early Childhood Education.
  • A curriculum that will help your child grow, academically and socially.
  • Opportunities to regularly review your child's progress and choose teaching and learning activities that are best for your child.
  • The experiences your child needs for a smooth transition to kindergarten.


Pre-K Income Eligibility Guidelines - Effective January 1, 2017

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How much does the Community Action Southwest PA Pre-K Counts Program cost?

  • The PA Pre-K Counts Program is FREE to families*

*The portion of the day that is funded through the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is free to families; some participating program locations may charge for additional portions of the day (wrap-around child care, etc.)


Where are the Pre-K classrooms located?

  • Community Action Southwest PA Pre-K Program has 18 School and Childcare Locations.
  • There are ten school district locations in Washington County: 
    • Allison Park Elementary School
    • Bentworth Elementary School
    • Beth Center Elementary School
    • Burgettstown Elementary
    • McGuffey's Joe Walker Elementary School
    • Ringgold Elementary School North
    • Ringgold Elementary School South
    • Trinity North Elementary School
    • Trinity West Elementary School
    • Washington Park Elementary School
  • There are six school district locations in Greene County:
    • Bobtown Elementary School
    • Carmichaels Elementary Center
    • Central Greene's Waynesburg Elementary School and Central Greene High School 
    • Jefferson-Morgan Elementary School
    • West Greene School District
  • There are 5 Keystone STAR 3 rated childcare locations:
    • Kid Biz South Strabane (Washington)
    • Rainbow's End Learning Center (Washington)
    • Smart Kids Child Care and Learning Center (Washington)
    • Smart Kids Child Care and Learning Center (Meadowlands)
    • SPHS Monongahela Child Care and Learning Center


Click here to download a copy of the Pre-K Parent Handbook!


Success stories and testimonials:

Click here to read the stories that parents have submitted about our Pre-K Program!


How can I enroll in the Community Action Southwest PA Pre-K Counts Program?

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at:

1-877-814-0788 x457 (toll free)

724-225-9550 x457 (Washington County)

724-852-2893 x457 (Greene County)