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Philadelphia is making pre-K available for thousands of families

The best gift you can give your young child is quality early learning. Quality PreK sets your child on a path to being more likely to graduate from high school, reduces the likelihood of needing special education services, and raises achievement in school and life.

Education Law Center applauds the City of Philadelphia for expanding quality Pre-Kindergarten programs across the City providing 2,000 more slots for three- and four-year olds starting January 4, 2017.  To be eligible, a child must have turned 3 by September 1, 2016 who be a resident of the City of Philadelphia.

Families interested in enrolling their child can call 844-PHL-PREK to speak with a trained professional who will help you locate quality Pre-K programs and child care options near you and determine whether you qualify for public programs to help pay for child care. Over the next four years the City will create a total of 6,500 locally-funded, quality pre-K seats. For more information, go to, or enroll by calling 844-PHL-PREK.