Education & learning

Early childhood education

With the passage of the sweetened beverage tax in June 2016, Philadelphia City Council approved Mayor Kenney’s five-year plan to create 6,500 locally-funded, quality pre-K seats in Philadelphia. To achieve this, the City is partnering with dozens of early childhood education providers, including the School District of Philadelphia. Some programs in priority neighborhoods are expanding right away. The City is also working with some providers committed to improving the quality of their programs by connecting them to training, technical assistance, facilities supports, and more.

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