Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 07 to noon on Thursday, Dec. 09

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.


Connecting children, teens, and families with activities and information.


The City of Philadelphia and partners are committed to providing fun, safe, and enriching activities for children and families throughout the year.

Staying active, engaged, and safe is important for your child and family’s well-being.

PlayItSafePHL is your guide to year-round activities and events. Check back often for updates on:

  • Seasonal programming.
  • Out-of-School Time programs.
  • Food and meals.
  • Parenting support.
  • Recreation activities.
  • And more!

You can sign up to receive email updates from the Office of Children and Families.

OST program locator

Sign up for fun!

Out-of-School Time (OST) is the time that a child or youth spends in after school or summer programming. OST programs are provided for young people in grades pre-K through 12.

Find a program

Featured programs


  • Office of Children and Families
  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Office of Violence Prevention
  • Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health