The time from birth until kindergarten can set the course for a child’s whole life. As parents and caregivers of children under five, you want the best for your child. Find the help you need.

A Running Start Philadelphia is the city‘s new early learning plan to provide our children with the best possible beginnings in life. Early learning is a critical piece to avoid passing on the crippling legacy of poverty to a new generation. As Philadelphians who love our families and our city, we must work together to ensure that our children enter school ready to learn and thrive.

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A Running Start is part of a larger effort by the Kenney Administration and the Mayor’s Office of Education to provide new high quality pre-K opportunities for thousands of children in Philadelphia.  Learn more about the Philly Pre-K Program and how to find high quality child care and pre-K slots by visiting their website.