Updated 1/30/20

PHLpreK, the City’s free quality pre-K program, has added over 1,000 new seats for the 2019–2020 school year at existing and new locations. It’s not too late for your child to participate in this program. It’s free, and best of all it prepares students for life-long success. Check out our blog to hear from parents and experts about the lasting benefits of pre-K!

Interested families can find centers with open PHLpreK seats below (or by calling 844-PHL-PREK/844-745-7735) and enroll in person. If your child is 3 or 4 as of September 1, sign your child up today. There are no income requirements for PHLpreK. Visit www.PHLpreK.org to see a map of participating centers.

If there are no PHLpreK seats available in your centers of choice, you can call the PHLpreK hotline (844-745-7735) to learn about other options (such as Head Start and Pre-K Counts). You can also contact your preferred center and ask to join the waitlist!

Seats are still available at:


North Philly

Brightside Academy – Plaza
217-31 W. Lehigh Ave., 19133

Brightside Academy- Van Pelt
2010 Van Pelt Street, 19121

R W Brown Community Center
1702 N. 8th Street, 19122

South Philly

Brightside Academy – 25th & McKean
2501 McKean Street, 19145

Kai’s Comfy Corner Childcare & Learning Center
1601 South 9th Street, 19148

West Philly

Brightside Academy – 48th & Lancaster
4829 Lancaster Avenue, 19131

Elwyn Early Learning Services
5548 Chestnut St., 19139

Tiny Heart Family Child Care Home
2724 N 45th Street, 19131


Act fast; seats are filling up quickly! Go to phlprek.org or call 844-PHL-PREK to learn more and find a program near you!

Read through this Q&A with PHLpreK Director of Operations Shante’ Brown to learn about why pre-K matters and how to prepare your child for this exciting year.