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Pre-K Counts

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is a State funded pre-school program for 3 to 5 year old children that prepares children for reading and math, and also teaches the habits and routines children need to succeed in the first years of school (i.e. paying attention, following directions, positive social skills). Pre-K Counts gets kids excited for school and gives them a solid foundation for learning in kindergarten and grade school. This means they have a better chance of doing well in school, going on to college or career training, and getting a good job.  
Pre-K Counts classrooms have certified teachers, utilize a research based curriculum, and consistently monitor student progress in order to improve child outcomes; programing is developmentally appropriate and supports social-emotional development to promote success in the first years of school. Currently 108 children are served in DCIU Pre-K Counts Classrooms; in addition partnership classrooms exist with Delco Early Learning Center; which serves 67 children and Rocky Run YMCA which currently serves 20 children.

What will I find in a Pre-K Counts classroom?

Pre-K Counts classrooms will:

  • Provide teachers with education, certification, and expertise to teach young children
  • Use teaching materials that will help your child grow both academically and socially
  • Review your child’s progress and choose the activities that best help his or her individual development
  • Provide tools to help you move smoothly into the kindergarten program you child will be attending
  • Offer small class sizes (no more than 20 students per class with no less than 2 instructors/instructional assistants), giving your child one-on-one attention with the teachers. 

Pre-K Counts Program Locations

The Delaware County Intermediate Unit offers the Pre-K Counts Program at the following locations.

  • Delco Early Learning Center
    325 Childs Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
  • Rocky Run YMCA
    1299 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063
  • Walnut Street Elementary
    224 S. 6th Street, Darby, PA 19023
    Dan McCloskey – 610-938-9000 ext. 2099
  • Kindergarten Center
    1 School Lane, Glenolden, PA 19036
    Dan McCloskey - 610-938-9000 ext. 2099

Enrollment Applications

Enrollment applications are for NEW families only. Returning families please call the center for an appointment.

Pre-K Counts Enrollment Form


Pre-K Counts Calendars

Aston, Walnut and Kindergarten Center Pre-K Counts Calendar