ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED
FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!!!
Little Mates Child Development Center is thrilled to announce we have been approved for
the 2019-2020 Pre-K Counts expansion grant and has been successfully awarded TWO classrooms for this upcoming year. We will have the opportunity to educate a total of 34 additional children through this program. We are appreciative of the partnership with the Berks Community Action Program (BCAP).
We will be able to offer a FREE preschool program
for eligible 3 and 4-year-old children who reside in Pennsylvania! These full
day classes, held at Little Mates, are made possible through the Pennsylvania
Pre-K Counts Expansion Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education
(PDE). The grant program is designed to provide quality pre-Kindergarten
programs for children determined to be most in need in our community.
How are children selected?
First priority will be given to children whose family income is at/or below
300% of the poverty level. Enrollment is limited to seventeen children per classroom. Priority goes to 4-year-olds, however,
some 3 year olds may be granted enrollment. At risk families will be given priority. A waiting
list will be maintained throughout the school year, and applications will be
accepted throughout the entire school year.
Who is eligible for PA Pre-K Counts?
PA Pre-K Counts is designed for children who:
- are 3 or 4 years old and have
not yet entered kindergarten; and
- are at risk of school failure
because of income (300% of the federal poverty level or a family of four
earning $77,250, family of 5 $90,510 or less...).
- Additional risk factors listed on application
Verification of income will
Additional documents to be submitted WITH application:
1. A copy of your 2018 1040 tax form will need to be submitted
2. A copy of parent/guardian's drivers license and social security card
3. A copy of child's birth certificate
4. A copy of child's social security card
When will the program begin?
Monday Aug. 26, 2019
Rolling registration and enrollments are accepted based
on space availability.
What times are the FREE Program?
830-230 Monday- Friday
Wrap around services for before and after program available for a small fee
How do I apply?
Applications are available at Little Mates Child Development Center or can be
For more information, call Kristy at 610-913-7137 or email
Little Mates Child
is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against race, sex, religion,
age, nationality (including limited English proficiency) or disability in its staff.
Furthermore, we do not discriminate against race, sex, religion, age,
nationality (including limited English proficiency) or disability in our
customers or potential customers.
Complaints of discrimination may be brought to the director’s immediate
attention, or filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of Civil Rights, the DPW Bureau of Equal Opportunity (BEO), and/or the
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). Please see clause in main lobby to obtain
agencies and addresses.