Brightside Academy announced it was granted 60 new seats to provide free Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts early childhood education program beginning March 1, 2016.
The locations receiving the new seats include the organization’s sites at 4 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh and 415 Lysle Boulevard, McKeesport.
The program offers a full-day kindergarten readiness curriculum, daily meals and snacks, and care from qualified, passionate teachers. Families with children enrolled in Brightside Academy’s Pre-K Counts program also receive assistance with social services, health and dental providers and community resources.
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is available at no cost to eligible families and services children 3- to 5-years-old. Families qualifying for this program may earn up to 300 percent of the poverty level (family of four with gross income of $72,750).
“Brightside Academy is proud to expand its high quality education programs in McKeesport and Downtown Pittsburgh” stated Mark Kehoe, Brightside Academy CEO. “The new Pre-K Counts slots will allow us to bring quality pre-kindergarten preparation to 3-to 5-year-olds in at-risk communities, furthering our purpose to provide excellent education to children of all families.,”.
Families interested in enrolling their children at Brightside Academy can call 877-868-2273, visit BrightsideAcademy.com, or stop by a local academy for more information.