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ERIC Number: ED513403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts: End of Year Report, 2009-2010
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts was created to provide research-based, high quality pre-kindergarten opportunities to at-risk children across the commonwealth by leveraging the existing early education services in schools, Keystone STARS child care programs, Head Start, and licensed nursery schools. The standards are high and the accountability comprehensive. The dedication to quality results in consistently excellent outcomes for children. This paper serves as the program's end of the year report for 2009-2010. This year's performance is consistent with the first two years; the program's high quality and comprehensive accountability are resulting in documented positive outcomes for children. Highlights to the report include: (1) Nearly every child (over 98 percent) showed age-appropriate or emerging age-appropriate proficiency in literacy, numeracy, and social skills after attending the PA Pre-K Counts program; (2) More than 70 percent of children who attended Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts finished the school year with age-appropriate proficiency in literacy, numeracy and social skills; and (3) Nearly 25 percent more lead teachers in PA Pre-K Counts classrooms are ECE-Certified than in 2008-2009. The report also provides details as to the successes in PA Pre-K Count graduates excelling in Kindergarten, how PA Pre-K Counts is reducing the need for special education services and how PA Pre-K Counts is getting parents involved in their children's early learning. Appendices include: (1) Chart of Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Grantees; (2) Number of 3 and 4 Year Olds Served by Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, by County; (3) Selection of Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Grantees; (4) 2009-2010 Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Guidance & Application, continuation grants; (5) 2009-2010 Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Guidance & Application, new/expansion grants; (6) List of deadlines for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts 2009-2010 application process; (7) List of Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Applicants and Funding Status; and (8) ELS Announcement regarding the Peer Review Instrument (PRI). (Contains 26 endnotes.
Pennsylvania Department of Education. 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-783-6788; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania