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What are the ages of preschool children?

ANSWERS for HEAD START

ANSWERS for BRIGHT FUTURES

A child must be at least 3 years old on or before September 1st of the year they wish to enroll in Head Start.  If a child turns 5 years old on or before September 1st, they should be enrolled in kindergarten.  If a child turns 5 years old on or after September 2nd, they are age-eligible for Head Start.

A child must be at least 3 years old on or before September 1st of the year they wish to enroll in Bright Futures, and not be age-eligible for kindergarten.  (If a child turns 5 years old on or before September 1st, they are age-eligible for kindergarten, and are not eligible to attend a School District’s prekindergarten program.)

For more information, call the Office of Early Childhood Education at 215-400-4270 or visit:

http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/e/earlychild/ 

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