Pre-K Counts

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts classrooms provide a qualified teaching staff and offer small class sizes which are rich in learning activities that help prepare our young children for future success in school.

The 2012-2013 Pre-K Counts guidelines target students at risk of school failure. Examples of risk factors include children who are from low-income families (income which is 300% below the federal poverty guideline), children with disabilities, children who are English Language Learners, children who reside in areas of high concentrations of poverty and children who are homeless.

Although Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is free to families who qualify, transportation is NOT provided by the district.


  • Penn Kidder Campus-8:45AM -11:30 AM
  • L.B. Morris School- 12:45 PM-3:30PM

Age Eligibility:

Child must be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1. The Jim Thorpe Area Pre-K Counts Program is only open to students who reside within the district.

Starting on May 22, 2012, we will be taking registration applications by appointment only for the program for the 2012-13 School year. Please download a Pre-K Counts registration packet from the Documents page, which should be completed prior to your registration appointment. Please bring all required documentation and your completed application form to your registration appointment.

For further information, call the Jim Thorpe Area School District Administration Office at 570-325-3691.