• CenClear Preschool
    Available at No Cost to Eligible Families!


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    Families receiving SNAP benefits are now automatically eligible for Head Start!

    CenClear preschool has openings for children in Clearfield, DuBois, Port Matilda, Coalport, Grampian, Wingate, Centre Hall  

    A preschool journey that prepares our students for kindergarten and life-long learning

    CenClear offers preschool at no cost to families preschool Port Matilda, Coalport, Grampian, Wingate, Centre Hall

    CenClear preschool Clearfield, St. Marys, Port Matilda, Ridgway, Kersey, Wingate, Howard, Bellefonte

     Learn More About CenClear's Preschool Program Here!

    What will your child learn in a CenClear Preschool Program? 

    Preschool is a chance for children 3-5 years old to make friends, explore the world around them and learn through hands on activities. Our students socialize, paint, play games, color and sing all while developing the skills they will need in kindergarten and for life-long learning. We provide a variety of learning experiences to meet the needs of the child.

    At CenClear, we focus on the entire child. In addition to learning through play, these children enjoy healthy meals or snacks while also learning about the importance of eating nutritious foods. We focus on their mental, physical, and cognitive health. We help them to develop social skills and independence.

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    Why Preschool? 

    You can be sure your child is on the right track for their future education since CenClear works closely with various school districts to ensure our preschool students are learning the skills they will need to move into kindergarten and for life-long learning.

    CenClear’s high-quality preschool programs also provide parents with a home visitors program. Parents learn new ways to interact with their children in their homes to help put their children on the path to success.

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    Family Focus

    CenClear’s high-quality preschool programs focus on the entire family.  All families receive home visits and parents learn new ways to support their child’s development in the home and community. We also help parents’ focus on their goals and work with them to reach them.

    We know the important part families play in a child’s life and we encourage parent engagement in their child’s education. We provide opportunities for parents to volunteer in the classroom and participate in our policy committee so they can have input on their child’s education.

    Home Visits

    All of our preschool programs include home visits by the child’s teacher a minimum of two times a year and monthly visits by a Family Service Worker.

    During the visits, teachers provide parents with ideas and activities to help their child learn. They can also provide parents with additional resources that will benefit the family.

    Studies show that home visits help to stimulate a child’s learning and positively impact their achievements. These visits also help to strengthen the relationship between the teacher and the children. The visits help the teacher better understand the specific needs of each child and their family.

    At the visits, you will talk about your child’s development, what your child likes and doesn’t like, your role as a parent and your observations about your child.

    Each preschool student/family is also assigned a Family Service Worker. Home Visits are done at least once a month. During the visits, Family Service Workers complete  developmental assessments and health screenings, help the family to establish a family goal and assist with connecting to resources as needed. 

    CenClear Teachers and Staff

    Our staff are professionals that receive constant professional development trainings to bring about positive, lasting change in the lives of children and families.

    Where can you find a CenClear Preschool?

    CenClear offers preschool programs in Clearfield, Centre and Elk Counties. Classes available vary based on location and the funding source.

    Full-day Preschool Now Available in State College

    CenClear free preschool Port Matilda, Coalport, Grampian, Wingate, Centre Hall, DuBois, Clerfield, St. Marys, Howard, Rebersburg, Kersey, Ridgway, Curwensville                                                    CenClear free preschool Port Matilda, Coalport, Grampian, Wingate, Centre Hall, DuBois, Clerfield, St. Marys, Howard, Rebersburg, Kersey, Ridgway, Curwensville
    Who is Eligible for Preschool?

    • Children in families that meet the income eligibility requirements
    • Foster children (Head Start only, no income requirements)
    • Children 3-5 years old (age based on preschool location and program)

    *Examples of income documentation required: W2s, front page of federal tax return, court orders, proof of child support and/or SSI

     CenClear preschool DuBois Clearfield Ridgway St. Marys State College Pennsylvania

    What Preschool Options are Available?
    (vary by location)

    • Half-day classes (Only Available in Coalport, Hyde and CPI)
    • Full-day classes
    • Transportation (in some cases) 
    • Children in half-day preschool classes spend 3 ½ hours a day in school 4-5 days each week. They also receive two home visits a year or monthly.
      Children in full-day preschool classes spend 6-6 ½ hours a day in school 5-days-a-week. These children receive two home visits a year and two parent conferences are held a year.

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    Our preschool programs are made possible through:

    Head Start, a federal or state funded program focused on comprehensive childhood education, health, nutrition, social service and parent engagement services.

    PA PreK Counts, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide a preschool experience in a high-quality environment that meets the PA Early Learning Standards.

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    CenClear State College Preschool Partnership with State College Area School District 

    CenClear and the SCASD Partner to Offer Full-Day Preschool in State College

    Do you have questions or want to apply?
    Call us at 1-800-525-KIDS (5437) 

    Preschool Locations:

    *Some locations may change for 2022-23 school year
    Service areas are located in Clearfield, Centre and Elk Counties at:
    • Bellefonte Elementary, Bellefonte Preschool
    • Bigler (former Bradford Elementary), Bigler Preschool
    • Coalport Center, Coalport Preschool
    • Centre Hall-Potter Elementary, Centre Hall Preschool
    • Clearfield Preschool Campus, Hyde Preschool
    • DuBois Preschool Campus, DuBois Preschool
    • Fox Township Elementary, Kersey Preschool
    • Fairmount Buildling (Formerly Fairmount Elementary), State College Preschool
    • Grampian Preschool Campus, Grampian Preschool
    • Harmony Center Preschool, Westover Preschool
    • Houtzdale Campus, Houtzdale Preschool
    • Howard, Howard Preschool
    • Matternville, State College Preschool
    • Mountaintop Elementary, Snow Shoe
    • Moshannon Valley Elementary, Houtzdale
    • Philipsburg Preschool Campus, Philipsburg
    • Pleasant Gap - CPI, Pleasant Gap
    • Port Matilda, Port Matilda
    • Rebersburg Elementary, Rebersburg
    • Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary, Ridgway
    • South St. Marys Street Elementary, St. Marys
    • West Branch Elementary, Morrisdale
    • Wingate Center, Wingate
    • Wingate Elementary, Wingate
    For more information, please contact us.
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    Preschool Testimonials
    3 months ago
    Your school and teachers do such an impeccable job with these lil growing minds. My 3 year old daughter has progressed so much with the time and resourses you and your staff have spent on her. She loves the "Veggie of the Day" program. Programs like yours reassures me she will do an excellent job entering the elementary school districts in the near future.
    CenClear is an equal opportunity employer and service provider that does not discriminate on any basis including a person’s age, sex, color, race, disability, religious creed, life-style or source of payment.
    CenClear is an equal opportunity employer and service provider that does not discriminate on any basis including a person’s age, sex, color, race, disability,  religious creed, life-style or source of payment.
    Admission to CenClear programs is open to all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint. and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

    Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, fax (202) 690-7442 or email program intake@usda.gov.

    This is an equal opportunity provider.