Pre-K Counts

  • Pre-K Counts in the BASD:

    The Bethlehem Area School District is proud to offer Pre-K in four of our elementary schools. These Pre-K classrooms are fully funded through the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts grant. Students in our Pre-K classrooms have many opportunities to learn, play, discover, and grow. We want this year to be filled with fun and exciting activities that will begin students on the path of successful learning experiences and personal development. Although children go through similar stages in the learning process, we understand that children develop at different academic, social, and emotional rates. Our Pre-K classrooms offer support based on each individual child's needs.


    Families must meet specific income guidelines. A child's eligibility to receive Pre-K Counts funding is based on your family's size and income. To be eligible to receive Pre-K Counts funding, your total annual family income must be less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

    In addition to meeting strict income guidelines, students must turn 4 by October 1, 2023 in order to be eligible for enrollment.

    Please understand that there are a limited number of spots available for students and families who meet income and age eligibility as well as other specific criteria. Not all applicants will be accepted for enrollment into this Pre-K program.

    Application Process:

    If you are interested in applying for the District's Pre-K Counts program or you have questions regarding eligibility, please contact Mrs. Jacquelyn Pomales, Pre-K secretary, at 610-865-0012 ext. 16818.

    Pre-K Counts Classroom Locations:

    Calypso Elementary School
    Donegan Elementary School
    Fountain Hill Elementary School
    Marvine Elementary School

    NOTE: The District makes every effort to place students in the Pre-K classroom that is closest to their home, but this does not always occur. Depending on the amount of applications that are received and where applicants live, students may be offered enrollment into a classroom that is not in their immediate residency area. The District does not provide transportation.

    Pre-Kindergarten Office:

    Located in the Marvine Family Community Center at Marvine Elementary School
    1425 Livingston St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18017