LVCC is proud to provide Pennsylvania’s state-funded preschool program, Pre-K Counts. The program is free for those who qualify and operates on an academic calendar year (September - June). If your child is currently three or four years old and your household income falls at or below 300% of the federal poverty level (approx. $77,250 annually for a family of four), you may apply for Pre-K Counts. Children are selected based on age, income, developmental delays, and other risk factors.
Colorful, Attractive Classrooms
Learning through Play
Developmentally Appropriate Activities
All Pre-K Counts lead teachers hold a valid PA Teaching Certificate. Through intentional interactions, they help children develop friendships, foster independence and self-help skills, and guide children to strengthen their academic abilities by learning through play.
Our Pre-K Counts classrooms are arranged into specialized learning centers where children can actively explore materials and learn through what interests them. Interest areas include: language and literacy, math, science and technology, manipulatives, free art exploration, dramatic play, blocks, gross motor movement, and sensory play.
Our Pre-K Counts classrooms utilize the Creative Curriculum, a study-based curriculum designed to guide children through in-depth learning throughout all areas of a preschool day. The Creative Curriculum offers children opportunities for hands-on exploration and discovery that help develop lifelong critical thinking skills and build confidence. By using the Creative Curriculum, teachers are given the tools they need to encourage and support all learners in a high-quality educational environment.
We believe that children make sense of the world around them through play that is open-ended and child-initiated. Play helps children strengthen their language skills, and foster physical, social-emotional, and cognitive abilities. While children are engaged in play, our teachers play an important role in scaffolding and providing intentional interactions to further each child’s natural ability to learn through exploration.
Our Pre-K Counts classrooms are communities. At LVCC, we value the importance of all children feeling accepted, valued, and part of a group. The intentional teaching of social skills is vital to our Pre-K Counts program. We help children learn conflict resolution and promote self-regulation by creating predictable environments and schedules, providing consistency in the classroom, and giving plenty of opportunities to interact with their teachers and peers.