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 Pre-K Counts guidelines target students at risk of school failure. Examples of risk factors include children who are fromlow-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. For further information on Pre-K Counts, visit the Pennsylvania Early Learning website:


  • 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.

Registration for the upcoming school year occurs  in April. Registrations are taken by appointment only. Please download a Pre-K Counts registration packet here, or from the Registration Documents page, which should be completed prior to your registration appointment. Please bring all required documentation and your completed applicationform to your registration appointment.

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