Provider Application Process

PHLpreK Application for Funding

Due to the extraordinary circumstances regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Office of Children and Families will be modifying the process for awarding seats for FY 2021 for currently contracted PHLpreK locations. The details of this change will be communicated shortly. In the meantime, providers should suspend the completion of their application(s) in Reviewr for FY20 PHLpreK funded location(s) only.

Additional information regarding the application process for all new locations is forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please email

The City of Philadelphia Office of Children and Families is pleased to provide important information regarding the application process for PHLpreK in Fiscal Year 2021 (program year 2020-2021).

All provider locations (new and current) who completed the Letter of Interest (LOI) and determined Eligible or Conditionally Eligible to move forward in the full application phase are required to complete an FY21 PHLpreK application to be considered for funding in FY21.

Providers must also attend a Mandatory Pre-Application session. Please note that the last session was held March 7.

Slides from the pre-application sessions are available here (pdf).

Application questions and answers are available here (pdf).

The application is now available in Reviewr. Apply here by April 7. 

For more information about the process (eligibility, PHLpreK program overview and expectations, important dates and where to direct questions) is available in this PDF version of the application.

Applications, including all supporting documentation, must be submitted via Reviewr no later than 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia, PA, local time, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The link to the web-based application will be made available by the Pre-Application sessions.

 Questions may be directed to