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We are proud to offer Pre-K Counts and PHL Pre-K programs at select Y Locations. These programs offer free Pre-K to families who meet the requirements.

 

Pre-K Counts

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (Pre-K Counts) provides quality half-day and full-day pre-kindergarten to eligible 3 and 4-year-olds until the entry age for kindergarten.

The Pre-K Counts program is designed for kids at risk of school failure who may also be English language learners or have special needs. Families who fall below 300% of poverty are eligible to apply for Pre K Counts. The poverty guidelines are available by clicking here. Families who fall within 100% of poverty levels are encouraged to also apply to Head Start.

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These children benefit from:

  • a small class size (20 students per one teacher and one aide) so that your child can have plenty of one-on-one time with the teachers
  • classroom teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children
  • a curriculum that helps each child grow, academically and socially
  • selected teaching and learning activities that are best for individual learning abilities
  • regular updates about their progress throughout the school year

Pre-K Counts is free to eligible families. The Y may charge for non-Pre-K Counts programming such as before and after school care. Financial assistance is available to help offset these costs for those who qualify.

Based on the quality components adopted for pre-kindergarten by the State Board of Education, the Y provides families with a choice of quality pre-kindergarten options in YMCA Early Learning Centers in the participating communities we serve.

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Pre-K Counts Locations

Columbia North YMCA

Address:

1400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19121

Phone:

215-235-6440

Gilbertsville ELC

Address:

144 Holly Road, Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Phone:

610-367-9622

Northeast Family YMCA

Address:

11088 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154

Phone:

215-632-0100

Phoenixville YMCA

Address:

400 E. Pothouse Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Phone:

610-933-5861

Pottstown ELC

Address:

1000 Heritage Drive, Sanatoga, PA 19464

Phone:

484-363-2724

Rocky Run YMCA

Address:

1299 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063

Phone:

610-627-9622

Roxborough YMCA

Address:

7219 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Phone:

215-482-3900


PHLpreK

PHLpreK funds free, quality, pre-K at over 130 centers throughout Philadelphia. The Y is a participating partner of this program within the city!

PHLpreK is available to 3 and 4-year-olds who reside in the City of Philadelphia. You are likely eligible to enroll your child for the PHLpreK 2023-24 academic year if:

  • Your child has turned 3 or 4 by September of the next year.
  • You are a resident of Philadelphia.

There are no income or employment requirements.

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PHLpreK Locations

Christian Street YMCA

Address:

1724 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone:

215-735-5800

Columbia North YMCA

Address:

1400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19121

Phone:

215-235-6440

Northeast Family YMCA

Address:

11088 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154

Phone:

215-632-0100

Roxborough YMCA

Address:

7219 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Phone:

215-482-3900


New Jersey Universal Pre K

Mount Laurel Schools offers a high-quality, full-day preschool program for three and four-year-olds at both in-district schools and local provider sites. The program is aligned with the New jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards which addresses all domains of learning. We provide a whole child approach that promotes a child's long-term development and growth.

Mount Laurel Schools offers inclusion general education preschool classes for three and four-year-olds and specialized preschool classes for three and four-year-old students with disabilities.

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New Jersey Universal Pre K Location

Mt. Laurel ELC

Address:

1001 Briggs Road, Suite 275, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Phone:

856-266-9922


Private Pre-K

Through this program, families can have access to YMCA preschool programs that prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. Our qualified teachers are skilled to provide your child with the tools they need for success in school and in life!

The Early Learning program uses a curriculum based on Pennsylvania’s quality early learning standards.

Preschool Program (3 – 4 Years)

The preschool program provides three-year-olds with opportunities to socialize and build a solid foundation for future education. Experienced teachers and aides incorporate child-centered activities to encourage attentive listening skills, pro-social behavior, and provide opportunities to increase self-awareness.

Pre-Kindergarten Program (4 – 5 Years)

At this age, your child will gain independence with a more structured environment and a curriculum to build the school readiness skills your child needs for a successful year as a kindergartner. Teachers will partner with you and the school district to ensure you and your child are ready to fully transition into the elementary school environment.

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Private Pre-K Locations

Abington ELC

Address:

1073 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Phone:

215-309-0374

Christian Street YMCA

Address:

1724 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone:

215-735-5800

Columbia North YMCA

Address:

1400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19121

Phone:

215-235-6440

Gilbertsville ELC

Address:

144 Holly Road, Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Phone:

610-367-9622

Montgomery County Community College ELC

Address:

340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone:

215-220-9199

Mt. Laurel YMCA

Address:

59 Centerton Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Phone:

856-231-9622

Northeast Family YMCA

Address:

11088 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154

Phone:

215-632-0100

Phoenixville YMCA

Address:

400 E. Pothouse Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Phone:

610-933-5861

Pottstown ELC

Address:

1000 Heritage Drive, Sanatoga, PA 19464

Phone:

484-363-2724

Rocky Run YMCA

Address:

1299 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063

Phone:

610-627-9622

Roxborough YMCA

Address:

7219 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Phone:

215-482-3900