Education & learning

Early childhood education

With the passage of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax in June 2016, Philadelphia City Council approved Mayor Kenney’s plan to create thousands of new, locally-funded, quality pre-K seats in Philadelphia. To achieve this, the Office of Children and Families founded the PHLpreK program and is now partnering with 130+ pre-K centers to serve 3,300 children annually. The program serves three- and four-year-olds and is free for any family, regardless of income. The City works with providers committed to improving the quality of their programs by connecting them to training, technical assistance, facilities supports, and more.

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