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PreK 2020-21

General Information about PreK

  • Chestnut Ridge PreK has earned high quality ratings from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning. According to the state evaluation or Program Review Instrument, Chestnut Ridge has earned a **PERFECT/Exemplary** score for the past 4 years (2016-2020).
  • Both teachers have teaching certificates in Early Childhood Education and Master's Degrees.
  • Paraprofessionals have many years of experience working with young children.
  • Our teacher/child ratio surpasses the 1:10 state mandated ratio with a 3rd paraprofessional floating throughout the PreK program.
  • Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards are used when planning lessons.
  • Free health, dental, vision, and hearing screenings are provided.  
  • A nurse is available every day to provide health services.
  • Students must be 4 years of age on September 1, 2020.
  • PreK sessions are all day for 5 days a week.  
  • PreK is in session for 180 days and follows the calendar of the Chestnut Ridge School District.  Approximately 4 additional student days are added to the calendar and are announced in advance.
  • You do not need to be a resident of the Chestnut Ridge School District for your child to attend PreK at Ridge.
  • All district PreK classrooms are at Central Elementary.
  • GENEROUS income guidelines are used.  
  • Transportation is provided to and from school.
  • Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided daily.
  • Opportunities for parent involvement are provided and encouraged.