Access to affordable, high quality, early care and education programs is a growing concern for families in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Tracking Early Care and Education Fact Sheets provide a brief synopsis of the status of early care and education programs by county in the Southeast Pennsylvania region. These fact sheets include information on population, affordability of child care, publicly-supported child care options, and accessibility to these resources. Use them with legislators and opinion-makers.
Updated April 2013:
Public Investments in Quality Early Education in Philadelphia
The School District of Philadelphia is the state's largest Head Start provider and manages additional high quality seats through PA PreK Counts and its own program, Bright Futures. School-year pre-k education is provided free of charge for 3 and 4-year olds. Eligibility varies depending on criteria set for each funding source. Seats are provided at schools and through community partners. This interactive map, updated in November 2013, allows the user to examine the distribution and types of settings where children attend these programs.