Mayor Kenney to Visit PHLpreK Program on First Day

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2017
Published By: Quality Pre-K, Office of the Mayor
Contact: Sarah Peterson, (267) 438-7859, Sarah.Peterson@phila.gov

When: Wednesday, September 13, 11 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: Beautiful Beginnings, 8120 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152

Who:

  • Mayor Jim Kenney
  • Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer, City of Philadelphia
  • Julie Beamon, Director of PHLpreK, City of Philadelphia
  • Melissa Blatz, Beautiful Beginnings

What: Mayor Kenney will visit PHLpreK students on their first day of school at Beautiful Beginnings. As of Wednesday, all PHLpreK programs will be in session.

After a successful summer enrollment period, PHLpreK’s 2,000 seats are full. Over 400 children ages 3-4 are on waitlists across the city. Beautiful Beginnings enrolls 11 children through PHLpreK and has a waiting list of 15 more children.

Mayor Kenney will participate in a classroom activity from 11:00 – 11:15, then deliver brief remarks regarding the impact of PHLpreK.

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