PHLpreK Application Materials

School Year 2023-2024

Application Materials for PHLpreK Families

Once you have selected the center of your choice, it is time to apply.

To enroll, families will need to bring the following materials to the provider where they plan to enroll:

  • One proof of age document
  • One proof of residency document
  • A completed PHLpreK application and PHLpreK acknowledgement form

Proof of age documents can include any of the following:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Department of Human Services (DHS) letter on DHS letterhead*
  • Valid US Passport*
  • Visa or Green Card
  • Social Security documentation showing birthdate
  • Clinic/doctor/hospital records*
  • Day care or nursery school records
  • Government Issued Document with Child’s Birthdate
  • Another government issued document listing child’s DOB

*If expired, a second form of documentation must be produced affirming the child’s age meets eligibility requirements.

Proof of residency documents can include any of the following:

  • State issued ID or driver’s license
  • Voter ID showing address
  • Current lease/rental agreement or mortgage statement
  • Current Utility Bill (PECO, PGW and/or Water)
  • Social Security Documentation
  • Recent Employer Pay Stub
  • Wage statements (W2 tax form)
  • Child Care Works award letter received by parent
  • Mail/notice/award letter from County Assistance Office/DHS
  • Statement from social services agency attesting to client’s residence

All documents, if dated, must be current and/or dated within the last 12 months.

Download the PHLpreK Application in English, or:

For more information about PHLpreK and enrollment, visit our FAQ.

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