Quality pre-kindergarten can give your child a strong start in school and in life. Between our Pre-K Counts and other Pre-K programs, you can ensure your child will be ready for the future!
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides high-quality pre-kindergarten services to at-risk three- and four-year olds at no cost to families. Children living in families earning up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible to apply. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is offered in school districts, Keystone STARS 3 and 4 child care programs, Head Start programs, and licensed nursery schools. The PA Pre-K Counts program is designed for children ages 3 and younger than kindergarten entry age who live in a family meeting certain income guidelines and may also have language, disability, or developmental delay needs putting them at potential difficulty in academic settings.
Pre-K Rooms 1-3
At Creative Learning Center of the Lehigh Valley, we offer Pre-K programs in three steps. Pre-K1 is specifically designed for two to three year olds. These large, bright rooms have creative art from all children posted all over the walls with the help of teachers guiding, observing, and evaluating your child’s development as all children work at their own pace based on each individual child’s needs and abilities utilize the Montessori theory and method. Similarly, our Pre-K 2 for three to four year olds helps prepare older children for kindergarten. Children work on developing their self-help skills through everyday tasks such as cleaning up toys after play, taking care of personal belongings, carrying out classroom jobs, and assisting their teachers with daily routines. They are introduced to letters, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, shapes, and weather conditions in our daily morning meetings and reinforced through our weekly themes.
Our final Pre-K program, Pre-K 3 involves an age-appropriate program for four to six year olds. This final phase aims to expand social skills and developmental skills such as letter recognition A-Z capital/lower case, number recognition 1-20, handwriting and name writing, math skills focusing on pattern recognition, continuation shape identification, compare numbers; reading, and more.