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Preschool Services

Preschool Services

Introduction to Preschool Services

 

The School District of Philadelphia directly provides preschool services to more than 9,500 children through its Pre-K programs.

Through Pre-K Counts Partnerships and Head Start Partnerships, the District helps private preschool providers establish and maintain quality preschool programs. 

Note: The Pre-K Office will be offering extended registration hours (8:30 AM - 7 PM) from Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 2017.  

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

Pre-K Locations By Zip Code

Pre-K Locations by Name

Bright Futures

Michelle Linder-Coates, Executive Director

Bright Futures Prekindergarten is available to families with three and four year olds who meet the Income Eligibility Requirements set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Free with Income Eligibility Requirements set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Enrolls three and four year olds (entering children must be three years old by September 1), and five year olds who are not age-eligible for kindergarten
  • Operates during the school year
  • Operates during school hours
  • Provides breakfast, lunch, and pm snack
  • Child and family must be residents of Philadelphia

For more information click the links below or call/email Sue Maraschiello at 215-400-5757 or brightfutures@philasd.org.

New Combined Application:

For the 2017- 2018 School Year the Office of Early Childhood will be using a single application for families to apply to School District-operated Bright Futures and Head Start programs.  From this single application you will be able to apply to either Bright Futures or the Head Start, or a combination of both.

 

 Prekindergarten Head Start

 Joy Diljohn, Executive Director

Prekindergarten Head Start provides early childhood services to three and four year old children whose families meet the low income requirements of the federal Head Start program.

  • Free with income eligibility requirements set by the federal Head Start program
  • Enrolls three and four year olds (Entering children must be three years old by September 1)
  • Operates during the school year
  • Operates during school hours
  • Provides breakfast, lunch, and pm snack

For more information click the links below or call 215-400-4270, Press 1, then 2.

New Combined Application:

For the 2017- 2018 School Year the Office of Early Childhood will be using a single application for families to apply to School District-operated Bright Futures and Head Start programs.  From this single application you will be able to apply to either Head Start or Bright Futures, or a combination of both.

 

Pre-K Counts Partnerships

Michelle Linder-Coates, Executive Director

Leonard Rossio, Assistant Director

School District of Philadelphia is partners with 50 community agencies at 64 center locations through Pennsylvania's new Pre-K Counts program. Children in the program receive high quality early childhood services aligned with Pennsylvania's state standards.

List of Pre-K Counts Partners

Head Start Partnerships

Michelle Linder-Coates, Executive Director

Leonard Rossio, Assistant Director

The School District partners with 25 community child care organizations to provide educational, health, and nutritional Head Start services to three and four year olds in 39 centers. The District and the partners work together to ensure that all children receive high quality programs so that they arrive at school ready to learn. The program is state funded and free to eligible families. 

List of Head Start Partners