YWCA’S EARLY EDUCATION CENTER
Pottstown Early Education Center
Our state-licensed STARS-4 Early Education Center in Pottstown currently offers infant, toddler, pre-school, and Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts classrooms, as well as before/after care. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Our experienced staff provide education, social and emotional enhancement, assessment on literacy, math, and nutrition, music classes, and physical education. We provide two nutritional meals per day (breakfast and lunch) plus a snack. YW3CA is a CCIS subsidized tuition provider for those who qualify.
Children ages 3-5 from qualified families may enroll in YWCA Tri-County Area’s Pre-K Counts early childhood education program in Pottstown.
Pre-K Counts is a full-day, state-funded, pre-kindergarten program for children whose family incomes are 300% of the federal poverty level or less. There is no cost, and children receive a free lunch daily. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As a Pre-K Counts student, your child will:
- work with teachers with the education and expertise to teach young children effectively;
- use a curriculum that will help your child grow academically and socially;
- have his/her progress reviewed regularly;
- take part in teaching and learning activities that are best for your child;
- adjust to pre-kindergarten and prepare for a smooth transition to kindergarten;
- have small class sizes with plenty of one-on-one time with teachers.
Additional benefits of choosing YWCA Tri-County Area’s Pottstown Center include annual vision, hearing, and dental screenings, field trips, and special events.
To register please contact Kathleen Seeley, Director of Pottstown Early Education Center.
610-323-1888 ext. 209 or KSeeley@ywcatricountyarea.org
315 King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
610-323-1888 ext. 202
YW’s Pottstown Early Education Center became a Keystone STARS 4 facility in 2017. What does that mean for the children and their families?
Keystone STARS maintains Standards, Training, Assistance, Resources and Support for the continuous improvement of early education centers, and recognizes their achievements in early education that exceed minimum state requirements.
This maximum level of performance standards, set by the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, means that each child receives the highest quality early education. YW3CA’s early education classrooms provide excellence in:
* Curriculum and programming
* Partnerships with families and community
* Staff credentials and professional development
* Leadership and management
YWCA Tri-County Area’s Early Education Center is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
Our Early Education Centers offer children the opportunity to learn and grow in a creative and nurturing space, preparing preschool children for success in kindergarten and beyond, and enriching school-age children through after-school programming and summer camp. Classrooms for children 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten include infant/toddler, preschool, Early Head Start, and Pre-K Counts.
Technology in the classroom: iPads in every classroom allowing teachers to record each child’s achievements in real time, and share those achievements electronically with parents. Classrooms also added Hatch interactive educational software, which provides children with lessons in literacy and math through challenging games.
Infants and toddlers gained a safe outdoor space of their own with the addition of a small playground, filled with toddler-sized outdoor toys and play equipment.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start (EHS) programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. EHS programs provide intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families.
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is a state funded program for three and four year old children and provides families in participating communities with a choice of quality pre-kindergarten education.
Early Education Classrooms
YW3CA provides quality, curriculum based early education for infants, toddlers and preschool age children.
|Child's Age||5 Full Days||5 Half Days||Full Day Daily Rate||Half Day Daily Rate|
|Infant (12 weeks to 12 months)||$266||$197||$55||$45|
|Younger Toddler (12 to 24 months)||$258||$184||$55||$45|
|Older Toddler (24 - 35 months)||$245||$171||$50||$40|
|Preschool (36 months - entering Kindergarten)||$219||$139||$50||$40|
|PreK Counts (Before and After School)||$150||Before Only $70 After Only $90||Before Only Daily Rate $15||After Only Daily Rate $25|
|School Age (Before and After School)||$150||Before Only $70 After Only $90||Before Only Daily Rate $15||After Only Daily Rate $25|
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
YWCA Tri-County Area is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, col-or, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran’s status, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws.
Accordingly, YWCA Tri-County Area will hire, train, and promote individuals in accordance with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy; make decisions according to the principle of equal opportunity by imposing only bona fide occupational qualification requirements for employment opportunities; and administer all personnel practices and programs (including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, transfers and training) in accordance with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.