How much does

PHL PreK / Head Start / Pre-K Counts cost?

100% FREE to families.*

* The portion of the day that is funded through The Philadelphia School District, The City of Philadelphia and OCDEL is free to families; the program may charge for additional portions of the day (wrap-around care, etc.).

*** PreK ***

Fun, Hand's On Learning Experiences


Don't Qualify for PHL PreK, Head Start or PreK Counts?

Don't worry....... The same quality programing is available to all PreK children through CCIS or Private pay.

High Quality PreK

 Degreed Teachers

 Age Appropriate Curriculum

 Educationally Geared Program

100% Free, Regardless of your income!

Are you a Philadelphia Resident?     

Does your child turn at least 3 by 9/1/18?
If you answered Yes to both questions, YOU QUALIFY!

  • Pick one of our PHL Pre-K Sites - Elmwood, Broad Street, Harbison! (Call site of choice to set up an appt. or stop by to complete enrollment process.)​
  • ​Complete and return YCW Application with required documents (Birth record, Parent's ID, Proof of address, Health Assessment, Dental Assessment, and Insurance Card)!​

​  Please Note: Limited Space available! Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Only completed applications are accepted!

Specialty Classes


Quality educational programming in a supportive, nurturing, loving environment! 

Who is eligible for Head Start/PreK Counts?
Head Start / PreK Counts is for children who:

  1. Meet the income eligibility guidelines,
  2. Reside inside of PA
  3. Are between the age 3 and younger then the entry age for kindergarten

If your child falls into these categories, you may be eligible to apply.