The PEAK initiative is funded through the Pennsylvania-Pre-K Counts, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, W. K. Kellogg Foundation and other donations/grants and focuses on building partnerships with the early learning programs in the Pottstown community. The goals of PEAK are:
- Every three and four year old child has access to high quality child care, early childhood education, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
- Every parent of young children has access to the high quality skill building and resources needed to prepare them to be their child's first "teacher" and to prepare their children for success in school.
- Every child has access to health and wellness services to ensure that they are prepared to maximize their potential in school.
To achieve these goals Pottstown School District is working through partnerships with KinderCare Learning Center, Montgomery County Head Start, Montgomery Early Learning Centers, Pottstown YMCA, YWCA Tri-County Area and Warwick Child Care Center. The PEAK collaboration also includes the, Pottstown Family Center, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and other community agencies.
This unique collaboration in Pottstown forms one common vision for
early childhood education in the community resulting in higher quality
early learning programs, increased resources for families and improved
readiness for school. While the PEAK initiative focuses on early childhood
education, the ultimate aim of the PEAK partnership is to build a
culture of learning in the Pottstown community that begins at birth
and extends through higher education.
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Other Foundations and Donations