Resources

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides seats in regional early learning classrooms for
quality half-day and full-day pre-kindergarten to 11,800 3-and 4-year-olds in PA. Enrollment is
determined by family eligibility and availability of seats by individual early learning programs.
You may download this overview for more information on family eligibility. If you think your child may
qualify for Pre-K Counts, we recommend you work with your local provider to
assist you with the process. You can search for providers nearest you here.

PA Promise for Children – This site includes information on why early childhood education matters, what to look for, what public supports/programs are available, and much more.

National Association for the Education of Young Children – NAEYC offers useful “what to look for in a program” section, information on NAEYC’s 10 quality program criteria, and search function for accredited programs by geography.

Great Philly Schools – Although this site is largely specific to Philadelphia, it does include broad information about how to choose an early childhood education provider, how to pay (with links to public programs), as well as information on individual programs.

The Reinvestment Fund – This site has a very helpful map of child care centers, their exact locations, and demographic data by zip code and neighborhood.

Study after study shows that early learning of letters and numbers is not enough to help children succeed at school. But there is a lot you can do to increase your child’s chances for success.

Check out our Kindergarten Readiness Guide for more information about what you can do to help your child be prepared!

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