Applications for 2019-2020 are being accepted Now.
You can access the Pre-K Counts app here:
Huntingdon Area School District has been awarded a Pre-K Counts grant to start a full-day Pre-K Counts program during the school year. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts offers eligible families quality preschool at no cost to help children learn the skills they need to be ready for kindergarten.
Who Is Eligible?
- To be eligible to apply, students must be age 3 on or before August 31st.
- Families must meet the income definition of “at-risk” which is defined as at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Please see below for these income guidelines.
**The following enrollment selection criteria will be used when the number of eligible applications received exceeds the number of available slots.
Preference for our program is given to the following:
- Children from families that are below 250% of the federal poverty level but not eligible for Head Start
- Children who have additional “risk factors” including the following: children of incarcerated parents, children in foster/kinship care/ CYS, children of teen mothers, and children receiving Early Intervention services
- Income preference is then used if necessary to fill remaining slots
How Do I Apply?
The application form is available for download at the top of this page or by calling 814-643-4140. You must provide income verification when you submit your application (see below for additional information). Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding state requirements for income verification.
Please return your completed application to
Huntingdon Area Administrative Office
ATTN: Pre-K Counts
2400 Cassady Avenue, Suite 2
Huntingdon, PA 16652
If you have questions please phone: 814-643-4140
Federal Income Guidelines for 2019
|100%||250%||300% – Maximum Income
for Pre-K Counts Eligibility
Verifying Income For Pre-K Counts
Whose income is Counted?
- The parent or caretaker of the child
- A parent’s or caretaker’s spouse
- Children’s, excluding earned income (employment earnings of minor)
To Document Income:
- Earned Income: W-2 forms, IRS form for reporting tips, pay stubs (at least two recent), a written employer statement of anticipated earnings, or other document that establishes earnings or anticipated earnings from employment
- Self-Employment: tax returns, business records or other documents establishing profit from self-employment
- Unearned Income: copy of current benefit check (SSI, TANF, Unemployment compensation, etc.), award letter that shows amount of grant or benefit, a bank statement showing interest, a court order, or other document or database report that establishes the amount of unearned income.
- Child Support: If a family receives or pays child support, please provide documentation showing amount. The eligibility agency shall verify the amount of support received or paid by the family by documents from the Department of Public Welfare.
Please feel free to call us if you have additional questions at 643-4140. Detailed guidance we received from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) may allow us to answer your questions.