Find pre-K and quality child care programs for your kids age birth to five 

Find out if you qualify for child care funding
My child
is 0-3
Your child begins learning the moment they’re born. By the time they turn three, 85% of their brain has already been formed. The time from birth until pre-K can set the course for a child’s whole life.
Find out if you qualify for child care funding
My child
is 3-5
Quality child care and pre-K programs prepare your child to enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. Nearly 50% of children in Philadelphia start kindergarten behind, and 44% of third-graders are not reading at grade level. Quality pre-K reduces grade repetition and the need for special education services.
Eligibility Calculator
Use the Eligibility Calculator to find out if you qualify for child care and pre-K funding.
Call Center
For help locating and applying for pre-K and other quality child care programs, call 844-PHL-PREK (844-745-7735).

PHLpreK is now enrolling!

Enrollment in the City’s free, quality pre-K program is open now!

All children who turned 3 or 4 by September 1, 2019 are eligible. There are no income requirements for participation in this pre-K program.

Families can enroll at one of nearly 140 participating locations. Visit our programs page to find a PHLpreK provider.

Providers: Apply to join PHLpreK.

The Mayor’s Office of Education plans to expand the number of PHLpreK seats in September 2020 to 4,300 seats.  Visit the Provider Application page to learn more about applying for PHLpreK funding.