Updated May 11, 2021
Please note: enrollment in Access Centers is now closed. The last day of operations for Access Centers is June 11. If you would like to find a summer program for your child or teenager, please visit phila.gov/PlayItSafePHL.
About Access Centers
The City’s 70+ Access Centers provide supervision, food, and a wireless connection on weekdays, so that registered students (grades K-8) can participate in the digital learning provided by their school.
Access Centers prioritize enrollment for students whose caregivers work outside of the home and cannot provide supervision during the school day.
Following guidance from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Access Centers adhere to strict health and safety protocols. Access Centers require social distancing, PPE for staff and students, and daily temperature and symptom checks among other precautions. Participants are organized into cohorts to control the risk of exposure between student groupings, and registration is restricted to ensure that social distancing is possible inside the centers.
Where families can enroll
While several Access Centers have filled up since September, there are still many centers throughout the city with available seats.
As of this blog post’s last update, seats are likely available at the locations listed below. Families must register in advance. To begin the registration process, fill out the City’s interest form.