Attending kindergarten is an important step in a child’s educational development. In the Allentown Promise Neighborhood we want to make sure that families have all the tools they need to provide and obtain quality education for their children.
Did you know in the state of Pennsylvania, families are not legally required to send their children to kindergarten? Here in the APN, only roughly 1/3 of children have a quality pre-school experience, which means there are children right here in our community that do not receive a quality pre-school experience, or attend kindergarten. This means that some children’s very first educational experience is 1st grade, where they start out performing below normal achievement levels. We want to make sure all children start out on the right foot, and get the most out of pre-school and kindergarten experiences.If you live in the Allentown Promise Neighborhood, and have not yet registered your child for kindergarten, please visit http://www.allentownsd.org/domain/1860 or call 484-765-4000. See the below kindergarten registration forms.
If you have a pre-school aged child that lives in the APN, please consider enrolling them in our Little School/Escuelita Home Visitation Program. This program provides up to 12 visits of quality early learning lessons for your child, taught right in the home. For more information, please contact Cassondra Lander 610-437-6000 ext 2170, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.