A list of useful links

For parents and caregivers

Early childhood education resources

Parenting support resources

  • Bully prevention & reporting
  • Free Parenting Groups and Parent Cafes: Being a parent can be challenging. The City’s free parenting classes and support groups, as well as Parent Café’s are here to help.
  • Help your child read & write
  • Ready Rosie: Register to receive free videos and activities in English and Spanish to do with your children to help prepare them for school. Free access for Philadelphia parents by clicking “Free Library of Philadelphia” as the organization on the registration page. Create your own password when asked.

Kindergarten readiness resources

Career resources for Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Career resources

  • Provider and Teacher “What to Expect” Letter – Winter 2022: The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University is working with the City of Philadelphia to evaluate Philadelphia’s Pre-Kindergarten Program. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about what to expect as this data collection is carried out in your classroom(s).
  • ECEHire: Professional Development Resources: is an employment portal for early care and education providers and professionals in Pennsylvania.
  • PA CareerLink: PA CareerLink is a free, one-stop shop with highly trained staff ready to assist with job searches. Services include: Resume Workshops, Job Fairs, Computer Training, Access to a Computer Lab, Job Search Assistance and more
  • PHLpreK Job Openings: View a list of PHLpreK programs with recently open positions for ECE teachers and support staff.

Education and professional development resources

Early Intervention Services

  • CAP4Kids Early Intervention
  • CONNECT Early Intervention Hotline: Call 800-692-7288 to find early intervention services in counties throughout PA.
  • Early Intervention (EI) in PA: free services to help families with young children with developmental delays. Infant Toddler EI for children 0-3 and Elwyn SEEDS for children over 3 years old
  • Elwyn SEEDS (Special Education for Early Developmental Success): Early Intervention evaluation and services for children 3 to 5 years old
  • Learn the Signs. Act Early: CDC website outlining normal development from birth to 5 years old and what to do if you are worried about your child
  • Philadelphia Infant Toddler Early Intervention Services: EI services for developmentally at risk preschool children ages 0-3 years old
    •       Office of Child Development and Early Learning: 215-685-4646
    •       Office of Dispute Resolution if you are unhappy with EI services: 717-346-9320