PreK Counts

What:     Riverview Childrens Center (RCC) will offer FREE five hour, morning pre-kindergarten (PreK Counts) classes at Verner Elementary School and both three hour and five hour morning pre-school and pre-kindergarten (PreK Counts) classes at our site on Sylvan Way, Verona.

Who:      The Verner class is open to all children who turn four by September 1st and reside in the Riverview School District (RSD), who meet family income guidelines. Openings are limited; advance registration is required. Priority for RCC at Verner PreK Counts will be given to children who reside in RSD and with family income at/or below 300% of the poverty level.

Classes at RCCs Sylvan Way site are open to all children who meet the age requirements; pricing will be according to the school district in which the child resides. In the event that the programs fill, families may join the waitlist (which moves rather quickly.)

Why:       An increase in state funding for PreK education allows RCC to collaborate with RSD and Redeemer Lutheran School. to expand its PreK programs to include PreK Counts. Research shows that pre-kindergarten instruction benefits students and communities.  Children who attend high-quality PreK programs come to school more prepared and achieve greater educational success, including less absenteeism, higher standardized test scores and higher graduation rates.

 Where:  The Pre-K Counts Classes will be offered at Verner Elementary School on First Street in Verona and Sylvan Way site. RCC will also continue to offer a variety of PreK programs at its Sylvan Way location, including Wraparound services before and after class and summer programming. 

Verner Site -- PreK Counts class 5hr AM
Sylvan Way Site -- 3yr PreK Counts class 5hr AM
Sylvan Way Site -- 4yr PreK Counts class 5hr AM
Sylvan Way Site -- 4yr PreK Counts class 3hr AM  

When:    Applications are accepted year-round.

About Riverview Childrens Center:
The PreK Counts class at Verner Elementary will be taught and administered by RCC. As the first early education program in Western Pennsylvania to achieve accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, RCC adheres to high standards for health and safety, staff-child relationships, age-appropriate learning experiences, and parental involvement. RCC also adheres to all licensing requirements of DPW, repeatedly earning perfect scores during the annual licensing inspection.

Enrolling your child is as easy as 1 2 3!

1.      Confirm that your child meets the eligibility guidelines.

         Age 3 or 4 by September 1 (and child is not eligible for kindergarten);

         Resides in Riverview School District (Oakmont and Verona residents).  This requirement to attend applies to Verner Elementary site only.

2.      Complete the registration form.

3.      Send completed registration form to Riverview Childrens Center, 655 Sylvan Way, Verona PA 15147.