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For kids

The City of Philadelphia and partners are committed to providing fun, safe, and enriching activities for children and families. From camps in the summer to after school programs during the school year, there are year-round activities to engage and inspire!

After school and summer program locator

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

Programs are available throughout the city. There are a variety of activities to choose from, including:

  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Athletics
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Find OST programs

Child care

Philadelphia’s Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) can help you find quality child care and apply for financial support to pay for child care. To learn more, visit the ELRC website or call 1 (888) 461-KIDS (888-461-5437).

Virtual learning


If you are an eligible pre-K–12 family in need of reliable internet access, you can get connected to free internet through PHLConnectED. To learn more and sign up for the program, dial 2-1-1. For language services, press 8.