Provider Application Process

School Year 2024-2025

PHLpreK Provider Application for the 2024-2025 School Year

Deadline: January 22, 2024 at noon (12:00 PM ET)

The deadline to submit an application has passed. Please contact PHLpreK@phmc.org with any questions.

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The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families (OCF) is pleased to announce the application process for childcare providers interested in PHLpreK seats for the 2024-2025 school year. The City funded 5,250 quality pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) seats at over 200 locations in the current 2023-24 school year and plans to expand in the 2024-25 school year.

Two versions of the application will be available:

  1. Renewal Application This application is for either:
    a) provider locations that contracted with PHLpreK in the 2023-2024 program year OR
    b) providers who were prequalified/waitlisted to receive seats for 2023-2024 and attended a Pre-Qualified Orientation session with the SPARK Quality Support Center.
  2. Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for New Provider Locations
    This application is a request for qualifications for new provider locations and is designed to develop a pool of Providers to be considered for slot awards in the 2024-2025 program year to support program expansion or redistribution for existing contracts.

All applicants are encouraged to attend an FY25 Application Info Session.  Application Info Sessions include an overview of the new application process, eligibility requirements, and a Q&A. The last part of the Renewal sessions will review the RFQ for those interested in also applying for new locations.  All sessions have translation available in multiple languages.

At this time, all dates and times for live virtual Application Info Sessions have passed.  Please use the following links to view a recorded session in English, Spanish or another language. Click here for instructions on how to use You Tube’s auto-translation feature for subtitles.

Type of Provider
Renewal PHLpreK location or Pre-Qualified location See slides and the recording
New Location See slides and the recording

How to Apply


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The deadline to submit questions regarding the PHLpreK provider application process has passed. This document is a collection of questions from Providers about the PHLpreK Provider Application for Funding for the 2024-2025 School Year.