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Use the Eligibility Calculator to find out if you may qualify for child care and pre-K funding

Your family may qualify to receive child care and pre-K support based on things like your income, family size, age of your child, and where you live. The Eligibility Calculator is only an estimate of your eligibility, but can help you find the funding programs most useful to your family.

Once you receive your results, follow the instructions for help getting screened and applying for child care funding with the appropriate benefits specialist.

Based on your answers, it looks like you may qualify for the following child care funding:

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (CCIS)

Call 844-PHL-preK (844-745-7735) for help applying for CCIS funding. To find your local CCIS office, contact the Child Care Works Helpline at 888-461-5437.

Early Head Start

To apply for Early Head Start, you will need to contact an Early Head Start program directly. You can find Early Head Start programs near you by:

  • Visiting our Quality Child Care map here
  • Using the Head Start Locator here (and below)
  • Calling 1-866-763-6481 (toll-free)

Head Start

To apply for Head Start, you will need to contact a Head Start program directly. You can find Head Start programs near you by:

  • Visiting our Quality Child Care map here
  • Using the Head Start Locator here (and below)
  • Visiting Great Philly Schools ECE here and inputting your zip code
  • Calling 1-866-763-6481 (toll-free)
  • Calling the Office of Early Childhood Education at 215-400-4270

PHLpreK

Call 844-PHL-preK (844-745-7735) for help applying for Philly pre-K and locating a program for your child.

Pre-K Counts

To apply for Pre-K Counts funding or to see if your family is eligible, you will need to contact a Pre-K Counts program directly.

Find a Pre-K Counts program in your area by:
  • Visiting our Quality Child Care map here
  • Visiting Great Philly Schools ECE here and inputting your zip code
  • Searching for Pre-K Counts providers here.

Contact Us for Help

Based on your answers, it looks like you do not qualify for child care funding at this time.

Eligibility for child care funding is based on many factors, such as income, family size, age of your child, and where you live.

If you have questions about your eligibility or would like help locating a quality child care or pre-K provider in your neighborhood, call 844-PHL-preK (844-745-7735) for help.

Eligibility Calculator

    If you have more than one child you would like to send to child care, complete the questions separately for each child.
Eligibility Calculator
Use the Eligibility Calculator to find out if you qualify for child care and pre-K funding.
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For help locating and applying for pre-K and other quality child care programs, call 844-PHL-PREK (844-745-7735).