PEAK’s Unique, And That’s Good For Pottstown Kids

POTTSTOWN PA – Thanks to the intervention of a unique collaboration of public and private partners known as Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness (PEAK), children who might otherwise have a troubling start in school should be ready to begin kindergarten in the fall, The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper reports today (June 27, 2011)

Among the partners in PEAK are the Pottstown School District, local early child-care providers, and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Hundreds of children in Pottstown have benefited from PEAK, which tries to ensure that every child, regardless of circumstance, is prepared for kindergarten. Now five years old, the program relies on public and private funding to help pay for prekindergarten, a battery of health screenings, therapists for children who need help, teacher training, and other efforts, The Inquirer said.