Behavioral Supports: A child who was referred to PA Pre-K Counts from an appropriately credentialed health or mental health practitioner who is not employed by the PA Pre-K Counts program; a child who is receiving mental health treatment. Additional verification beyond the interview is required.
Child Protective Services: A child who is a foster child or kinship care child or who is receiving Children and Youth services.
Education Level of Guardian: Does not have a high school diploma or GED or post-secondary degree.
English Language Learner: A child whose first language is not English and who is in the process of learning English is considered an English Language Learner.
Homeless: A child who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence due to one of the following: • Children who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement; • Children who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; • Children who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, sub-standard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
Incarcerated Parent: A child for whom one of the child’s parents is currently in prison
Individualized Education Plan (IEP): A child who is currently enrolled in the preschool Early Intervention program with an active IEP. Verification would be a copy of the IEP or other source of documentation from the parent or Early Intervention provider.
Migrant (Non-Immigrant)/Seasonal Student: A migrant child has moved from one school district to another in order to accompany or to join a migrant parent or guardian who has been a migratory worker or migratory fisher within the preceding 36 months in order to obtain temporary or seasonal employment in qualifying agricultural or fishing work, including agri-related businesses such as meat or vegetable processing or working in nurseries such as Christmas and evergreen trees farming.
Teen Mother: A child whose mother was under the age of 18 when the child was born.