Pre-Kindergarten

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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, 2022. Students must reside within the Allegheny Valley School District boundaries. The Program offers an AM and PM session Monday through Friday and requires a 5-day a week commitment. A maximum of 20 students per session will be accepted. All students must be toilet trained.

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OrangeCrayon copy    Enrollment

To enroll in Allegheny Valley’s program:

1. Begin the registration process.  A parent or guardian will need to complete the Allegheny Valley School District online registration form linked below:

Registration Online Form

2. Finalize registration by completing the following documentation, which needs to be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..pa.us:   

*Student's Birth Certificate 
*Current Photo ID for parent/guardian                                                                                                                             
*Two (2) Forms of Residency (deed. lease, current utility bill, W-2, vehicle registration, pay stub)                                                                   
*Student's Current Immunization Records

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:

For questions or to set up an appointment to submit your documentation in person, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in Centralized Information at 724-274-6500.

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BlueCrayon copy   Program Information

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, 2022. 

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RedCrayon copy    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, 2022  are eligible for the Allegheny Valley Pre-K program.  Additionally, there is no income requirement for eligibility.

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 available to the school in the morning and from school in the afternoon. Families will have to transport students from the school in the morning session and to school for the afternoon session.

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. 

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PurpleCrayon copy     Questions?

Any questions about the program can be directed to:

  • Dr. Janice Nuzzo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 724-274-5300
  • Mr. Gregory Heavner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 724-274-6500
AVSD

300 Pearl Avenue
Cheswick, PA 15024

724-274-5300