Expanding access to affordable, quality early childhood education is one of the City’s top education priorities. Since 2017, the City has funded free, quality pre-K for thousands of three- and four-year-olds through PHLpreK. Use these resources to find a program for your family:
Visit the PHLpreK website or call the hotline at 1 (844) PHL-PREK (844-745-7735).
Explore free pre-K offered by the School District of Philadelphia.
The Department of Public Health offers pediatric care for infants, children, and teens at eight City health centers. Philadelphia provides the medical care and social services your children need to stay healthy. Learn more about how to get pediatric health care.
The Free Library of Philadelphia is a great way to bring books into your home. Membership is free! Take your kids often to your nearest branch and let them explore and select books that interest them. Be sure to ask about special children's programs such as story hours.
Get easy tips to boost your child's learning from Ready4K
Get free text messages with easy tips on how to turn everyday moments into teachable ones (for ages 0-5). Each week, Ready4K texts three tips, facts, and messages that help build language and literacy skills.
The best part is they offer in-the-moment reminders, making it easy to fit preparing our children for school into our everyday routines. Texts are FREE and available in English and Spanish.