Welcome to The Park Forest Preschool

The Park Forest Preschool is a nonprofit, tuition-free school for two, three, and four-year-old children from low-income families.  We offer a comprehensive program that includes education, social skills, and developmental motor skills taught by qualified teachers in a friendly, safe environment.  In each classroom there are one to three teacher aides, providing additional attention. Children 4









Classes meet from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. from September to December and from January to May.   The two year-old class meets Tuesday through Thursday while the other classes meet Monday through Friday.  Check out our online calendar for a details on class schedules and school events. Nutritious breakfasts and lunches are provided daily.

The school also provides the following services to students and their families:

  • Health screenings--medical, dental, vision, developmental and speech
  • Clothing bank for the children
  • Holiday food and gift boxes
  • Emergency funds
  • Weekly parenting classes

Visit our classrooms by clicking on the top menu or get involved by becoming a volunteer or financial contributor.

Check back often for updates on how our children are growing and learning!


Contact Us

1833 Park Forest Avenue
State College PA  16803 (map)
(814) 231-8492 
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 Make a secure online donation now by clicking on the button. Your generous donation to Park Forest Preschool is fully tax-deductible.

The Park Forest Preschool is supported by the Centre County United Way

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Wish List

It costs approximately $4,800 per child to run our preschool program.  The items listed below will help us serve our children and their families.  Some items we use year round and others are special needs, so please check back as our list may change throughout the school year!  Please contact Director, Barbara Geist at 814.231.8492 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have questions.

Ongoing Needs:

  • Bulk size can goods of fruits and vegetables or soups
  • Diapers (sizes 4-6)
  • Clean, stain-free, gently worn fall jackets and winter coats, snow pants and boots in sizes 18 months - 6 years. (The school keeps a complete set of snow gear for each child for outdoor play.)
  • Cleaning Supplies: sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues and baby wipes are always helpful.

Finanical Contributions are always needed and most helpful. Make a donation today by clicking on the Donation Now button on the right.