The United Way of Bucks County is currently accepting Pre-K Counts applications for the 2014-2015 school year.
If you are currently on the CCIS/Apple subsidy waiting list, participation in Pre-K Counts will not affect your waiting list status. While the CCIS very much supports Pre-K Counts, please be aware that Pre-K Counts is NOT part of the CCIS/Apple subsidy program, nor is Pre-K Counts a replacement for child care that is needed for after school, when Pre-K ends, or during the summer months. It is highly recommended that you do not voluntarily withdraw your child from the CCIS waiting list if you become eligible for Pre-K Counts.
Funding is limited, and all applications will be reviewed to determine if the child is eligible for Head Start, and if so, will be referred to Head Start. Children will be placed with Pre-K Counts based on criteria provided by the State and location in the county. Residents of Bucks County who have the following criteria will be considered for this five days-a-week preschool program:
- All families must meet the income guidelines. A family of four can earn approximately $71,550 per year and still qualify.
- Families who financially qualify and also have English as s second language, Foster Care, Early Intervention Services and/or have other risk factors will be given additional consideration.
For a printable application, please click here.