Children and Families

Supporting the healthy development and academic success of young Philadelphians.

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For young children to have a better start in life and be school-ready, they need strong foundations. Our Children and Families Program is designed to address the most pressing issues facing children ages 0 to 8, their families and caregivers, and the systems that are intended to serve them.

We want to expand the availability of high-quality, early childhood educational opportunities and more learning opportunities during out-of-school time. We want to make sure young learners have the teachers they need – teachers who are well trained and effective, share lived experiences with their students, and stay in the profession.

We want to help make sure families have stable places to live and can access mental and behavioral health resources and the public benefits they are eligible for. We want to support efforts to increase equitable public funding for the public services that support children and families.

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Program Objectives

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