Program Overview

Families receiving SNAP benefits are now automatically eligible for
Head Start!
A preschool journey that prepares our students for kindergarten and life-long learning

Preschool is a chance for children 3-5 years old to make friends, explore the world around them and learn through hands on activities. Our students socialize, paint, play games, color and sing all while developing the skills they will need in kindergarten and for life-long learning. We provide a variety of learning experiences to meet the needs of the child.

At CenClear, we focus on the entire child. In addition to learning through play, these children enjoy healthy meals or snacks while also learning about the importance of eating nutritious foods. We focus on their mental, physical, and cognitive health. We help them to develop social skills and independence.

Why Preschool?

You can be sure your child is on the right track for their future education since CenClear works closely with various school districts to ensure our preschool students are learning the skills they will need to move into kindergarten and for life-long learning.

CenClear’s high-quality preschool programs also provide parents with a home visitor. Parents learn new ways to interact with their children in their homes to help put their children on the path to success.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Children in families that meet the income eligibility requirements
  • Foster children (Head Start only, no income requirements)
  • Children 3-5 years old (age based on preschool location and program)

*Examples of income documentation required: W2s, front page of federal tax return, court orders, proof of child support and/or SSI

What Preschool Options
are Available?

  • Half-day classes (Only Available in Hyde and CPI)
    • Children attend class for 3 1/2 hours a day for four or five days a week. 
    • Home visits and parent conference are also provided.
    • Transportation is provided.
  • Full-day classes
    • Children attend class for 6-6 1/2 hours a day for five days a week. 
    • Home visits and parent conferences are also provided.
    • Transportation is provided at many locations.

Family Focus:

CenClear’s high-quality preschool programs focus on the entire family.  All families receive home visits and parents learn new ways to support their child’s development in the home and community. We also help parents focus on their goals and work with them to reach them.

We know the important part families play in a child’s life and we encourage parent engagement in their child’s education. We provide opportunities for parents to volunteer in the classroom and participate in our policy committee so they can have input on their child’s education.

Home Visits:

All of our preschool programs include home visits and/or parent conferences.

During these contacts staff provide parents with ideas and activities to help their child learn. They can also provide parents with additional resources that will benefit the family.

Studies show that home visits help to stimulate a child’s learning and positively impact their achievements.  Visits  help to strengthen the relationship between the staff and the children. The visits help the teacher better understand the specific needs of each child and their family.

At the visits, you will talk about your child’s development, what your child likes and doesn’t like, your role as a parent and your observations about your child.

CenClear Teachers and Staff:

Our staff are professionals that receive continuous supervision, coaching and professional development opportunities throughout their employment.  Staff wellness is an important part of CenClear and by supporting our staff, we are supporting your family!

Where can you find a
CenClear Preschool?

CenClear offers preschool programs in Clearfield, Centre and Elk Counties. Classes available vary based on location and the funding source.

Contact Us:

For more information call us: 1-800-525-5437


  • Bellefonte Elementary
  • Bigler
  • Coalport Center
  • Corl Street Elementary
  • CPI
  • DuBois Preschool Campus
  • Grays Woods Elementary
  • Harmony Elementary
  • Houtzdale Center
  • Howard Elementary
  • Hyde (Clearfield) Center
  • Matternville Center
  • Mo Valley Elementary
  • Mountain Top Elementary
  • Penn-Grampian Elementary
  • Philipsburg Center
  • Port Matilda Elementary
  • Rebersburg Elementary
  • Ridgway Elementary
  • St. Mary's Center
  • West Branch Elementary
  • Wingate Elementary