Child Development Pre-K Counts

Quality Pre-K prepares children for school by helping them with reading and math, and social skills such as paying attention and following directions. By enrolling in our Pre-K Counts program, your child will be well-prepared for kindergarten and beyond!

Who qualifies for this service?

The YWCA’s Pre-K Counts Program is free to income eligible parents who are at or below 300% of the federal poverty level relative to family size

  • Family of 1 making up to $43,740
  • Family of 2 making up to $59,160
  • Family of 3 making up to $74,580
  • Family of 4 making up to $90,000
  • Family of 5 making up to $105,420
  • Call the YWCA for further information regarding income guidelines and an application

Counties Served

Dauphin and surrounding areas

Children enrolled in Quality Pre-K programs do better in school and are more likely to graduate high school.

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is now enrolling children ages 3-4 in its Pre-K Counts Program, free to most income eligible parents. In fact, the income threshold is high – making most working parents in Central PA eligible for this program.

Children who attend Pre-K have a better chance of being ready for Kindergarten and grade school and the YWCA’s quality pre-kindergarten program focuses on crucial skills to prepare your child for school. Give your child the advantage they need for success in school and in life by enrolling them in this quality pre-K program in Harrisburg.

Pre-K Counts

For more information on our Child Development Services, please contact Program Director Yohamma Serrano at or call 717-234-7931.

  • Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is established by the PA Department of Education and the YWCA Greater Harrisburg is proud to be one of the organizations offering the program locally
  • Quality Pre-K prepares the child for reading and math, but also for paying attention, following directions and getting along with others
  • Our program has quality teachers using curriculum to help your child grow academically and socially
  • Small class sizes
  • Free to income eligible parents earning up to 300% of the federal poverty level
  • Lunch provided
  • After school care offered

Summer Camp

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg’s Summer Camp program serves youth in grades K-6 (children must have completed Kindergarten to attend camp). The program provides a safe environment with structured activities promoting creativity, hands on learning, teamwork and personal growth. Campers will enjoy creating memories and building lasting friendships.

Camp activities include:

  • STEM education, arts and crafts, physical activities, introduction to Spanish, cooking, swimming, and weekly field trips.
  • Summer camp begins in June and ends in August
  • Program hours run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.
  • Program fee: Full-time, $185 weekly, CCW accepted - limited scholarships may be available.
  • Facility tours are available by appointment.

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