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Making a World of Difference

Making a World of Difference

Welcome

 Diane Castelbuono, Deputy Chief

Welcome to the Office of Early Childhood Education. You have come to the right place to…

  • Learn how you can participate in the District's preschool services and programs that enroll more than 9,500 children annually;
  • Look into how pregnant and parenting teens can receive education and social services through the ELECT program;
  • Find out how to connect with the District's many kindergarten transition activities and summer program;
  • Investigate our family engagement programs; and,
  • Look into how the Office of Early Childhood Education works with our many partners to coordinate and integrate services for young children and their families throughout Philadelphia.

Kindergarten Registration

Click here for more information regarding Kindergarten Registration Policies in English and other languages.

 
Click here for the revised 2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration Flyers in English and other languages.

Early Childhood Weblinks

Parents & Teachers:

 Click here for fun learning activities that will actively engage 0-5 year old children.


Physical Play Activities

 

Active children do better. Visit gosmart.nhsa.org to learn more


Comprehensive Literacy Framework Pre-K to Grade 5

The Comprehensive Literacy Framework Pre-K to Grade 5 is designed to support teachers and principals to ensure that all students become proficient readers and writers in elementary school. Click here to link to the Comprehensive Literacy Framework Pre-K to Grade 5.


 

Click here to link to the Comprehensive Literacy Framework Administrator's Guide Pre-K to Grade 5.


2017 - 2018 Pre-School Programs



Click on the links below to find out information about high quality Pre-K in your area:

Pre-K Locations By Zip Code

Pre-K Locations by Name

Click here to download an Application.  Please submit the Application to the Office of Early Childhood Education.


                                    


Community Partner Agencies Offering Summer Programs

Summer Activities

Access FREE e-Books in English and Spanish for summer reading.

Click Here to link to summer literacy activities for PreK-3 children and their families.


Helping Your Child Learn How to Read and Write

Click here to link to Helping Your Child Learn How to Read and Write


 Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI)

 Link to Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI) information here.


FAST Program

          

FAST is a free 8-week program for Kindergarten and First Grade families to build a strong bridge between home and school. To learn more about the FAST program, click here.