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Summer is here! Isn’t it time for the kids to go back to school?
The Back to School Bash hears you. We are making plans for our annual backpack distribution.
WHEN: August 19th from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
WHERE: Church Street from 6th Street to 7th Street in Indiana, PA
HOW: Phone Registration July 10th through 28th Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 724-463-8036.
ALL recipients of the backpacks MUST meet the following requirements:
For the past two years, my son has benefited from a program at the YMCA Forks Education Center called PA Pre-K Counts. (more…)
After reading the 2017 PA One Book selection, Daniels Finds a Poem, the children at Rose Tree Day School in Media, PA wrote their own poem with the help of Ms. G, their wonderful Guest Reader!
Poetry is like a funny word: ‘goo-goo ga-ga’
It is a snake slithering through the grass
It is a lion roaring on the plains
It is a spider spinning a web
It is the sunset glowing in the evening
It is lizards crawling across the ceiling
It is birds flying through the sunlight
Families were asked what they liked about the PA Pre-K Counts program at Saltsburg Elementary School in Indiana County. Here is what they said! (more…)
My 16-month-old has been in a Keystone STAR 3 early learning center since she was 6 weeks old. She absolutely loves it and has grown so much! It’s only me and her (more…)
We are parents of special-needs twins who have greatly benefited from the PA Pre-K Counts program at the Forks YMCA Education Center and we would like to express our support and gratitude for the state’s sponsorship of this program. The program has played an instrumental role in the development of our children, and the change in our twins over the past two years has been dramatic.
They entered the PA Pre-K Counts program with delays that interfered with their ability to learn in a typical classroom setting. Now they are on target developmentally and poised to be successful kindergartners. When children receive the assistance they need early, they are more likely to succeed later and require fewer services as they progress throughout the educational system.
Our children are already proof of that. While in the PA Pre-K Counts program, their other state-funded special education services like speech therapy and occupational therapy decreased and the need for them has now been completely eliminated.
PA Pre-K Counts was instrumental in getting them to this stage, and we are so proud of them, and are so grateful for legislators who understand that by funding programs like PA Pre-K Counts now, we save on future costs.
Bret W. & Sharon J.
CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School has scheduled kindergarten registration for Thursday, March 23rd, & Friday, March 24th, 2017.
To be eligible for the 2017-2018 kindergarten class, a child must be five years oldbefore July 1, 2017. If you have a child who is eligible for registration and do notreceive our registration information by February 28th, please call the school at 239-5144.
Please pass this information to your relatives, friends, and neighbors. We are depending on your help to locate all possible registration applicants.