King’s Early Learning Center Part of State-Wide Pre-K Counts Program; Accepting Children for Late August Start

King’s Early Learning Center Part of State-Wide Pre-K Counts Program; Accepting Children for Late August Start

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact John McAndrew
Director of Public Relations, (570) 208-5958

The King’s College Early Learning Center, managed by Hildebrandt Learning Centers, has been approved by the state to participate in the free Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts early childhood education program and is accepting applications to enroll eligible families and their children for the program which will start in late August.  The center’s Pre-K Counts certification by Pennsylvania is for a period of five years.

Pre-K Counts is a state-funded initiative that enables selected school districts, Head Start providers, child care centers and nursery schools to deliver high-quality pre-kindergarten to three- and four-year-old children, Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is available at no cost to eligible families. Children must be between age three and the entry age for kindergarten and living in families earning up to 300 percent of the poverty level (family of four with gross income of $70,650). Children may also be impacted by other risk factors, such as English Language Learners, family in the child welfare system, or having disabilities or developmental delays.

The King’s Center has been granted a limited number of slots for the program and eligible families will be considered on a first-come basis.

Parents and/or guardians interested in applying for Pre-K Counts at the King’s Early Childhood Learning Center should contact William Grant, chief executive officer of Hilldebrandt, at (570)675-8860.

The King’s College Early LearningCenter, is a full-service daycare and is conveniently located in downtown Wilkes-Barre on the College campus.  The Center has received a maximum 4 STAR rating as part of the Keystone STARS Program administered by the Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning and it is also accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

King's College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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