Pre-K Turns 1

This month PHLpreK celebrated its first anniversary! Just one year ago, 2,000 children began their pre-K journeys. PHLpreK is the City of Philadelphia’s free, quality pre-K program available to any family living in Philadelphia with a 3 or 4 year old child.

Did you know that quality pre-K nurtures children’s minds at a critical time in their development? Studies show that children who attended a quality pre-K program are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need supportive services in school or repeat a grade. That means PHLpreK is preparing more children to be ready for kindergarten and beyond!

Thanks to PHLpreK, parents now have more affordable and quality pre-K options in their neighborhoods, and in the coming years Mayor Kenney is planning to expand PHLpreK to 6,500 locally-funded, quality pre-K seats in Philadelphia. That’s something we can all look forward to celebrating!

If you’re interested in enrolling your child in PHLpreK, sign up for PHLpreK enrollment alerts to learn when seats will become available! To learn more about PHLpreK programs visit