A list of useful links

2021 virtual family kindergarten preparation events

Families: Get ready for kindergarten with these 4 virtual events!
1. How to register for kindergarten
Thursday, January 21, 3-4 p.m.
Hosted by School District of Philadelphia

2. Children’s Scholarship Funds
Tuesday, February 9, 3-4pm
Hosted by Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

3. Learning about kindergarten options
Tuesday, March 16, 3-4 p.m.
Hosted by Great Philly Schools

4. Early intervention services
Tuesday, Apr 6, 3-4 p.m.
Hosted by Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

5. Kindergarten registration multi-language event
Tuesday, Apr 27, 10 am – 3 pm
PHLpreK wants to help your English Language Learners register for Kindergarten. Join us to understand the process and your family’s options with support from the School District of Philadelphia. Families will be guided in language supports and how to successfully register for Kindergarten. Sessions will have live interpretation in Spanish, Russian and Mandarin Chinese. Register today to attend these webinar sessions!

All sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Spanish session
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Register here

Russian session
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Register here

Mandarin Chinese session
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Register here

For parents and caregivers

Career resources for Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Early Intervention Services

  • CAP4Kids Early Intervention
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CONNECT Early Intervention Hotline: Call 800-692-7288 to find early intervention services in counties throughout PA.