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Pre-K Scholarships

As an approved Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED), the United Way received tax credits from eligible businesses in the form of Pre-K scholarships to help eligible families send their children to quality early learning centers.

Number of Pre-K Children Served By County as of July, 2017So far this year, 140 scholarships toatlaing more than $141,000 have been awarded for the 216/17 school year.

Lackawanna County Early Learning Centers include:

  • Day Nursery Association
  • Freckles & Frills
  • Greater Carbondale YMCA
  • Greater Scranton YMCA
  • Helping Hands Learning
  • Hildebrandt Learning Center
  • JCC of Scranton
  • United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania 
Wayne County Early Learning Centers include:
  • Beach Lake Methodist
  • Karen Corrigan’s Group Child Care

    Thank you!

  • Honesdale Methodist
  • Paupack Preschool
  • The Vineyard Center
Example of Employers of Families Receiving Pre-K Scholarship Help
  • Bank of America
  • City of Scranton
  • Comcast
  • Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital
  • Delaware Valley School District
  • FedEx
  • Fell Charter School
  • Friendship House
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center
  • Gino Merli Veteran's Center
  • Guard Insurance
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital
  • Hotel Wayne
  • Innocor
  • Jack Williams Tire and Auto Center
  • Lackawanna College
  • Lakeland School District
  • Marywood University
  • McGrail Merkel Quinn & Associates
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission
  • Pocono Mountain School District
  • PrimeMed
  • State Correctional Institute - Waymart
  • Scranton Prep
  • Simplex
  • TJ Maxx
  • University of Scranton
  • UPS
  • Walmart
  • Wayne County Ford
  • Wayne County Probation Department
  • Western Wayne School District
  • Woodloch