The Allegheny Valley School District’s Pre-Kindergarten program provides children, age 4, with a comprehensive program aligned to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. The Pre-K program offers a supportive classroom environment that prepares children for early literacy and cognitive and mathematical reasoning activities needed to succeed in Kindergarten.
The Allegheny Valley School District Pre-K Program is open to students who are 4 years old by September 1, 2023. The Program offers an AM and PM session Monday through Friday and requires a 5-day a week commitment. Available spots are limited. All students must be toilet trained.
1. A parent or guardian will need to complete the Allegheny Valley School District online registration form linked below:
Registration Online Form
2. Complete Pre-K Counts registration form linked below:
Pre-K Counts Registration Form
3. In order to complet registration, parents/guardians will need to submit the following documentation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
*Proof of Student's Age - Student's Birth Certificate, passport, etc.
*Current Photo ID for parent/guardian
*Two (2) Additional Forms of Residency (deed. lease, current utility bill, W-2, vehicle registration, pay stub)
*Student's Current Immunization Records
*Verification of Parent/Guardian Household Income - Tax Return, W-2s, etc.
If applicable, please provide Court Order for Foster Child or any Custody Arrangements, Guardianship 1302 notarized documents, Copies of any IEP or 504
You must also submit the District forms linked below (Each form shown below must be on file for every student entering the District):
- Parent & Student Network/Internet Access & Usage Form
- Student Residency Questionnaire
- English as a Second Language Questionnaire
For questions or to set up an appointment to submit your documentation in person, please contact
The Allegheny Valley School District launched the Pre-Kindergarten Program in the 2019-2020 school year. Held at Acmetonia Elementary School, the program is open to resident children of the school district.
The program expands the District’s commitment to education and builds a solid foundation for young students. Since the Pre-Kindergarten program will be new to families, parents need to realize the expectations of the program for their child’s growth and development, and also the parameters of the curriculum and elementary school procedures. Communication plays a large part in the program.
The program promotes positive approaches to learning; it is built to provide a quality course for young students. The content and activities are structured to strengthen students’ social, emotional, and behavioral skills using the Big Day for Pre-K and Eureka Math Pre-K curriculum programs. A certified Early Childhood Education teacher teaches the core program with Allegheny Valley encore teachers delivering special area classes, including music, art, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), and physical education.
The program includes two half-day sessions – morning and afternoon. Enrollment is open to District children who are 4-years of age by September 1, 2023.
Pre-Kindergarten Program FAQ
Q: Does my child qualify for the Allegheny Valley program?
Children who are four years old prior to or on September 1, 2023 are eligible for the Allegheny Valley Pre-K program.
Q: How many spots are available for the 2022-2023 school year?
Currently, the District has a maximum of 40 spaces available.
Q: Where will the Pre-Kindergarten program be housed?
Allegheny Valley’s program is held in the Acmetonia Elementary School in Cheswick. It is part of the curriculum offered in Allegheny Valley, and the location allows for students to participate in encore – music, art, technology, physical education – courses.
Q: What are the days/hours of this program?
The Pre-K Program follows the Allegheny Valley School District’s calendar, providing a program that is 5 days a week for 180 days. Lunch and snacks are provided daily. The program is divided into two sections, morning and afternoon. The morning section runs from 8:20 – 10:45 a.m., with the afternoon session running from 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Q: Will transportation be provided for this program?
Transportation is not provided for the Pre-Kindergarten program.
Q: What is the cost of this program?
There is no cost for the program.
Q: Is before- and after-care provided?
The New Kensington YMCA provides daycare to Allegheny Valley students at the beginning and end of the school day (YMCA times ). However, there is no provision for after-care for the morning session or before-care for the afternoon session. The YMCA program is available for interested families at an additional cost. Contact #724-335-9191
Q: What curriculum will be used and does it align with Pennsylvania Standards?
Allegheny Valley’s Pre-K program is aligned with the Pennsylvania Standards. The content and activities are structured to strengthen students’ social, emotional, and behavioral skills using the Big Day for Pre-K and Eureka Math Pre-K curriculum programs.
Any questions about the program can be directed to: