Provider Application Process

Apply for FY 2020 Funding

(Current providers – click here for FY20 CAP information)

Request for Qualifications for PHLpreK (RFQ)

Program Year 2019-2020

 Applicants MUST attend one Pre-Application Conference in-person (no online/web-based options will be offered)

Mandatory Pre-Application Conferences


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

(2 sessions)

Thursday, March 7, 2019
PHMC, 1500 Market Street

East Tower, Lower Mezzanine, Conference Rooms

PHMC, 1500 Market Street

East Tower, Lower Mezzanine, Conference Rooms

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. or 1 p.m – 3 p.m. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Click to download PHMC’s presentation from the pre-application conferences


The deadline for submission of the RFQ is Monday, April 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia, PA, local time.

Review FAQ about the RFQ

The RFQ deadline (April 8) has passed. Please contact with any questions. 


RFQ Materials:

If you have any questions, please reach out to the PHLpreK team at PHMC.

2019-2020 Letter of Interest (LOI)

The Letter of Interest is issued by Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Education

Please note: Completion of the Letter of Interest is mandatory for providers who are not currently contracted as PHLpreK provider and are interested in participating in the full application process. Current PHLpreK providers who wish to have new site locations become a part of PHLpreK in 2019-2020 are also required to complete the LOI.

Letters of Interest, including all supporting documentation, must be submitted via Reviewr no later than 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia, PA, local time, on December 14, 2018

Only childcare locations not currently contracted to provide PHLpreK services need to respond to this LOI. Current PHLpreK providers who wish to add new locations should respond to this LOI.

Please review this document to read through common questions and answers about the LOI. Additional questions may be directed to

The Letter of Interest process is designed to support PHLpreK expansion efforts and understand the capacity of interested providers.  This Letter of Interest is required for all new sites wishing to become a part of PHLpreK in FY20 that are not contracted in the PHLpreK program in FY19.  All current sites are not required to submit a Letter of Interest, but will participate in the Continuation Application process which will be released at a later date.  Current PHLpreK providers who wish to have new site locations become part of PHLpreK in FY20 will need to complete the LOI for the new site.

Following the LOI process, it is anticipated that PHMC will administer a separate application process for all sites interested in participating in PHLpreK in Fiscal Year 2020. The application process for new providers will build on information collected in the LOI. A Continuing Application Process will also be released for current PHLpreK providers.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the entire LOI Package before responding to this Letter of Interest:

LOI Checklist

LOI Overview, Process, and Data Sheet

Tax and Regulatory Status and Clearances Statement

Acknowledgement and Attestation Form

Alternate Pathways for Keystone STARS Designation

PHLpreK Glossary