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Pre-K Counts / Preschool B
& Summer School Age

Our center offers Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts from 8:15am-3:15pm during the academic year as well as Preschool programming for families utilizing another funding stream. 


During the school year, Room 101 typically who are 3-4 years old and who will not be age-eligible to attend Kindergarten the following school year. In the summer months, this classroom houses our students who will be headed off to Kindergarten in the fall as well as a limited number of returning School Age students. 

In our program, students are guided to move themselves about and seek those activities that interest them most. 

Our center provides any toileting supplies that may be necessary such as pull-ups and wipes. These are included at no extra charge. We also serve meals & snacks throughout the day through our participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

The classroom is organized with many different interest areas which allow the children to explore, play, and learn. Though our center opens at 6:30am, our preschool lessons really get going about 8:15am. Weather permitting, we’ll spend some time outside. We break for morning snack at 10:00am and lunch at 12:45pm. After lunch we brush our teeth. About 3:30pm we have afternoon lessons and then free play time until pick up. The center closes at 5:30pm.

We believe that all families, regardless of income, deserve high quality child care and education. Students in our Preschool Program may have their tuition funded privately (family pays the full tuition amount), subsidized (through the Child Care Works program), funded by the PA Pre-K Counts program, or a combination thereof. 

The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program:

·        is a high quality pre-kindergarten program for children three to four years old

·        is free of charge to qualifying families earning up to 300% of the federal income poverty level 

·        operates at our center during the academic year from 8:15am-3:15pm


Families enrolled in the PA Pre-K Counts program may need care before 8:15am and/or after 3:15pm. We offer before/after care at our part time tuition rate. Families may apply for child care subsidy through the Early Learning Resource Center or privately pay for before/after care.

What to bring to school:

·        Families are requested to bring in at least one seasonally-appropriate complete changes of clothes (including socks!), labeled with their child’s name. Besides toileting accidents, sometimes we get messy in our play, necessitating a change.


·        We encourage you to bring in pictures of your family – you can include any members of your family and even pets.  

Optional items:

·        Wet/dry bag(s) for soiled clothing

Classroom Staff


Mrs. Vida Dellorso is the Lead Teacher in Room 101 during the academic year. Mrs. Dellorso was appointed in March, 2010. She is a PA Early Childhood Education-certified teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.   

This summer Mrs. Dellorso will be visiting our other classrooms as our staff take their summer vacations!

Vida Dellorso

Preschool Program


Mrs. Tina Cox is an Assistant Group Supervisor in Room 101. Mrs. Cox was appointed in January, 2020. Prior to working with us, she worked in another local Keystone STARS center. Mrs. Cox has earned her Child Development Associate credentials in both Preschool and Infant/Toddler age groups.  

Tina Cox

Preschool Program

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Jaylese Lombardi

Preschool Program

Ms. Jaylese Lombardi is a Group Supervisor who floats between our Pre-K classrooms during the academic year. During the summer, she will be the lead teacher for our School Age group.

Ms. Jaylese is working towards completing her PA teaching certification and has earned her BA in Education through Pennsylvania Western University (PennWest California).

Ms. Jaylese worked with us seasonally while she attended college and we are so happy to have her with us full-time!

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