To help ensure that all children have access to high-quality early education and care, Wonderspring offers a variety of tuition-free programs at its centers including Pre-K Counts, PHLpreK and Early Head Start.
Wonderspring offers Pre-K Counts at its Pottstown, Powelton Village and New Market West centers. Pre-K Counts provides free quality pre-kindergarten to eligible 3- and 4-year olds until the entry age for kindergarten.
Pre-K Counts is designed for children living in families earning up to 300 percent of the federal income poverty level (eg: a family of four earning $72,900) who may also be English language learners or have special needs.
Benefits of the program include:
- a small class size (20 students per one teacher and one aide) so that your child can have plenty of one-on-one time with the teachers
- classroom teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children
- a curriculum that helps each child grow, academically and socially
- selected teaching and learning activities that are best for individual learning abilities
- regularly updates about their child’s progress throughout the school year
Pre-K Counts is free to eligible families. There is charge for before- and after-school care, but financial assistance through ELRC is available to help offset these costs for those who qualify.
Wonderspring offers PHLpreK at its Powelton Village center. This program provides free high-quality preschool and pre-kindergarten programming to children ages 3-5 who are residents of the City of Philadelphia. There is a charge for before- and after-school care but financial assistance through ELRC is available to help offset these costs for those who qualify.
Early Head Start
Wonderspring offers Early Head Start (EHS) at its Pottstown and Powelton Village centers. EHS programs provide free early childhood education to infants and toddlers under the age of 3. The program also provides intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families. Eligibility is based on family income at or below the poverty level according to the Poverty Guidelines published by the federal government. Children in foster care, homeless children, and children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are eligible regardless of income.
All of Wonderspring’s tuition-free programs meet the Performance Standards for Keystone STAR 4 status.
To enroll in one of our programs go here