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