News 13 told you back in August about the new "Pre-K Counts" classrooms coming to Palmerton's two elementary schools this year.

Now a couple months into the school year, we checked in at Towamensing Elementary to see how the transition has been for both students and school staff.

Teachers tell us parents are excited about the program and the 15 students at Towamensing are enjoying being a part of the school.

"They've participated in lunch, going to the cafeteria and the process of going through the cafeteria, they've been involved in our drills, they've been involved with assemblies and parents also get to see the school as well," said Towamensing Elementary School principal, Christine Steigerwalt.

"[Pre-K Counts] affords the opportunity for children who wouldn't normally get to have a preschool environment to learn and practice social skills in so it really affords them an opportunity to get an advantage coming into kindergarten," said Pre-K Counts lead teacher, Amber Bieling.

So far, students have learned about following directions and routines and perfecting fine motor skills.