Provider Application Process

Apply for FY 2020 Funding

The Mayor’s Office of Education plans to expand the number of PHLpreK seats in September 2019 to 3,300 seats. Grant awards of $8,500 per child will be available to eligible applicants to provide a minimum of 5.5 hours of instructional time per school day for 180 days in school year 2019-2020.


(Please note – the December 14, 2018 deadline for the FY20 Letter of Interest has passed)

You can learn more about the LOI and preview the required materials below.

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

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.

If you were unable to attend an information session about the LOI, please review this presentation by PHMC.

If you have any questions about PHLpreK, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Education: or (215) 686-0310.

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

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.

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