Enrolling in the Park Forest Preschool

Financial Eligibility Requirements for Enrollment

Eligibility requirements for students attending the Park Forest Preschool are based on the Pennsylvania PreK Counts income qualification. To qualify for the school, gross yearly income must be at or below the figures in the guidelines table below.

We require verification of household income in the form of the last three pay stubs for all household members receiving income or last year’s tax return.

Family Size

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First priority will be given to families with non Penn State student parent or guardian.  University students are assumed to be in a temporary poverty situation that will change upon graduation.  The program’s mission is to serve local resident families.  Families must reside in Centre County.

Age Eligibility Requirements for Enrollment

Penguin & Puffin Rooms – Children must be 2 by September 1.  The Penguin Room meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and the Puffin Room meets Tuesday and Thursday.

Butterfly and Monkey Rooms – Children must be 3 by September 1.

Registering for Enrollment

The school director, manages enrollment and registration for enrollment normally occurs in one of three ways.

  1. Parents who learn from another parent (neighbor, friend, relative) can call the school office at (814) 231-8492 and speak with the school director.
  2. Referrals from the State College Area School District’s Outreach Specialist who is working with an elementary school age child learns that there are preschoolers in the household who would benefit from the program.
  3. Referrals from local human service agencies who are working with families whose children would benefit from the program (e.g. Children and Youth Services, Youth Service Bureau, Central Intermediate Unit, Mental Health-Mental Retardation Base Service Unit, and early intervention agencies such as Strawberry Fields) .

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