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Pre-K Counts Program

Many Head Start Grantees are also PA Pre K Counts grantees or partnered with PA Pre K Counts grantees and providing PA Pre K Counts services.  PHSA is proud of the leadership these grantees have provided by developing PA Pre K Counts in their local communities and creating a state wide quality early learning program.

PA Pre K Counts:

  • is based on the quality components adopted for pre-kindergarten by the State Board of Education;
  • provides families in participating communities with a choice of quality pre-kindergarten options  in a school, child care center, Head Start, or nursery school;
  • increases access to quality pre-kindergarten to children and families throughout the commonwealth with a priority in at-risk communities; and
  • builds on the work of the Pre-K Counts Public-Private Partnership for Educational Success, a three-year project funded by leading Pennsylvania foundations and supported by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Child Outcomes for children participating in PA Pre-K Counts, 2010-2012


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PA Head Start Association        415 Market St., Suite 206A, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 526-4646   •   Fax: (717) 541-8226   •   E-mail:

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