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State Senator Andy Dinniman announced Thursday that there have been increased investments in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program.  In 2018-19, more than 29,250 children will receive services through PA Pre-K Counts or HSSAP. Approximately 2,125 new slots in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and 490 new slots in the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program are being made available statewide.

In Chester County the following programs were selected to receive competitive grant awards through PKC and HSSAP:

  • Bright Beginnings Education Center (PKC)
  • Creative Play Day School (PKC)
  • Treehouse ChildCare Services (PKC)
  • Warwick Childcare Center (PKC)
  • The Owen J. Roberts School District (PKC)
  • The Pathstone Corporation (PKC)
  • The Chester County Intermediate Unit (PKC and HSSAP)

Dinniman, who serves as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee said: “Quality early learning programs can help ensure that kids stay on the right track in school, their careers, and life.” Families may contact the programs directly to apply. Contact information for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, Head Start and other early learning programs can be found by visiting the COMPASS website at www.findchildcare.pa.gov