The Gordon Early Literacy Center is a cutting-edge preschool center for Coatesville area children ages 3-to-5 years that encompasses 18 preschool classrooms. The Center’s 320 students have access to high-quality preschool education, instructional technology and related services and supports in order to promote school readiness.
The Center is a unique partnership between the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), the Coatesville Area School District (CASD) and the United Way of Chester County. The school’s 18 classrooms include nine Head Start classrooms, four preschool special education classrooms, four Coatesville Area School District classrooms and United Way’s Uniting Neighbors Impacting Families and Youth (UNIFY) classroom.
The Gordon Early Literacy Center is a public and private partnership that receives federal and state grants to fund and operate Head Start and Preschool Special Education services. Additionally, CASD and CCIU are contributing additional funds to operate classrooms for children that are not covered through the available grants. The governing bodies that oversee the preschool services are supportive of this blended funding model.
Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS)
Soaring to Success
We are currently designing our Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) program with a core team of staff in the Gordon building, representative of all programs. Our building-wide rules are: Be Kind, Be Helpful, Be Safe. As we develop the program, staff will be fully trained to support positive behaviors in all students enrolled in Gordon Early Literacy Center programming.