Pre-K Counts by Owl Hill Learning Academy Expansion
The Pre-K Counts program, operated by Owl Hill Learning Academy, at Hempfield School District has expanded by adding a second classroom at Landisville Intermediate Center (LIC). This expansion was made possible by increased funding awarded by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) for the 2023-24 school year. Pre-K Counts is a free full-day Pre-K option for income-eligible families with 3 and 4-year-olds living in the Hempfield School District.
Each classroom is staffed with certified teachers and CDA-certified teaching assistants and equipped to support 20 students for full-day learning. With the hopes of filling all available seats due to this expansion, applications are currently being accepted via Google Form or will be accepted in-person from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22 at LIC.
The Pre-K Counts program was established in 2007 to provide eligible children access to high-quality, publicly funded Pre-K. The program’s goal is to reduce educational disparities among children whose families are earning up to 300% or below the federal poverty level and provide a solid foundation to prepare students for the transition to Kindergarten.