2023-2024 Pre-K Counts Information and Application Page

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (Pre-K Counts) provides quality half-day and full-day pre-kindergarten to eligible 3 and 4 year olds in Pennsylvania.

Pre-K Counts is designed for children who:

  • Are between age 3 and until the entry age for kindergarten;
  • Are at risk of school failure and living in families earning up to 300 percent of the federal income poverty level (such as a family of four earning $72,900) who may also be English language learners or have special needs.

Children who come to kindergarten without all the skills they need often stay behind and struggle in school. Quality pre-kindergarten prepares children for reading and math, but also for paying attention, following directions and getting along with others.

Pre-kindergarten gives children a chance to learn, become excited about school and be better students.


Find out if you are eligible! Fill out an initial application below, and a representative from our Program will be in touch.


Pre-K Counts Intial Application

  • If you have more than one child, please submit an application per child.

Need a paper Pre-K Counts Application?

Click the PKC Paper Application Box below and deliver your completed application 253 S Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18701 or by uploading to the PKC Document Submitter below on this page. Paper applications if not submitted electronically, must be delivered to our BBLC Administrative Office located at 253 S Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18701.

Pre-K Counts Document Submitter

Does your Pre-K Counts Application require you to include some supporting documentation? No problem! Use the link below to send all your information. If you have questions call 570-208-2252 x1100.

Submit Documents Below

  • Max. file size: 32 MB.

Did you know?

By enrolling your eligible child in quality pre-kindergarten, your child has a better chance of being ready for kindergarten and grade school. This strong early start in pre-kindergarten means they have a better chance of doing well in school, going on to college or career training, and getting a good job. All of this can start by enrolling your child in a Pre-K Counts classroom!


For more information on Pre-K Counts Programs click the link below and it will take you the PA Department of Education page!