Pre-K Programs

The contracts cover everything from prekindergarten and office supplies to HVAC and strategic communications.

In Philadelphia, 83% of early childhood programs are currently facing a staffing shortage and nearly 3,000 children are on a waitlist.

Advocates and others say the city’s “Read by 4th” campaign and other efforts have built a strong foundation.

This veteran preschool teacher spoke with Chalkbeat Philadelphia about teaching preschoolers to share, common misconceptions about early learners, and more. 

Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed budget for the coming year includes funding for 300 new PHLpreK seats.

Advocates are concerned that the decline could knock students off track academically.

Researchers at Penn State find sharp disparities in quality, funding before COVID.

Advocates, parents and principals gathered Wednesday to mark the five-year anniversary of the city’s pre-kindergarten program.

The pre-K program in Pennsylvania accelerates children four to five months by kindergarten, study shows