Item Coversheet

Action Item - 33.

Title: Contracts with Various Qualified Vendors - Preschool Programs ($73,967,000)

Board of Education Meeting Date:

Action under consideration

 The Administration recommends that the Board of Education authorize The School District of Philadelphia, through the Superintendent or his designee, to execute and perform a contract, subject to funding, as follows: 


Algen Holding Company

Amazing Kidz Academy LLC

 Ann Kids Inc

Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha Inc (APM)

A Step Ahead Day Care Inc

ASPIRA Inc of Pennsylvania

Bambi Day Care Inc

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc

Brightside Academy Philadelphia LLC

The Caring Center Inc

Caring People Alliance Inc

Children's Playhouse Early Learning Centers

Children’s Village Inc

Childspace Day Care Centers Inc

 Community Concern #13 Multi-Purpose Learning Center Inc

Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia

CORA Services Inc

Creative Learning Environments Inc

Diversified Community Services Inc

Early Childhood Environments LLC

Elwyn of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Federation Day Care Services

Grace Neighborhood Development Corp

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

Greater Philadelphia YMCA

The Green Byrne Child Care Center Inc

Just Children Inc

KenCrest Services

Kinder Academy Inc

Korean Community Development Services

The Lighthouse Inc

Little People's Village LLC

Lovie Lee's Stars of Tomorrow LLC

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia Inc

Methodist Family Services of Philadelphia

Molly's Child Care Center Inc

New Dynasty Ltd Inc

Norris Square Community Alliance

Olde City Day School

The Parent-Infant Center

Porter’s Day Care & Education Center Inc

Pratt Street Learning Center Inc

Precious Angels Inc

Settlement Music School

Special People in Northeast Inc (SPIN)

Today's Child Learning Centers Inc

Total Childcare Systems Inc


Young World Early Learning Center Inc

Your Child's World Learning Center Inc

Youth Enrichment Programs Inc


To continue to support the provision of high-quality, comprehensive preschool programming to age- and income-eligible children and their families throughout the City of Philadelphia.

 Start date: 7/1/2020

 End date: 6/30/2021
 Compensation not to exceed: $73,967,000 
 Separate Compensation by Vendor:

All entities will be paid from the total amount of $73,967,000. The compensation for any individual community-based preK partner agency listed below will not exceed $8,500.00 per preK seat during the one-year project period, for a total contractual amount not to exceed: 


 Algen Holding Company, $2,329,000

Amazing Kidz Academy LLC, $340,000

 Ann Kids Inc, $850,000

 Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha Inc (APM), $4,913,000

 A Step Ahead Day Care Inc, $340,000

 ASPIRA Inc of Pennsylvania, $3,578,500

 Bambi Day Care Inc, $510,000

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc, $340,000

 Brightside Academy Philadelphia LLC, $7,395,000

 The Caring Center Inc, $144,500

 Caring People Alliance Inc, $1,173,000

 Children's Playhouse Early Learning Centers, $850,000

 Children’s Village Inc, $2,227,000

 Childspace Day Care Centers Inc, $323,000

 Community Concern #13 Multi-Purpose Learning Center Inc, $340,000

 Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia, $1,292,000

 CORA Services Inc, $850,000

 Creative Learning Environments Inc, $1,504,500

 Diversified Community Services Inc, $1,147,500

 Early Childhood Environments LLC, $425,000

 Elwyn of Pennsylvania and Delaware, $1,003,000

 Federation Day Care Services, $1,139,000

 Grace Neighborhood Development Corp, $3,102,500

 Grace Trinity United Church of Christ, $510,000

Greater Philadelphia YMCA, $1,419,500

The Green Byrne Child Care Center Inc, $85,000

 Just Children Inc, $493,000

 KenCrest Services, $7,208,000

 Kinder Academy Inc, $3,221,500

 Korean Community Development Services, $170,000 

The Lighthouse Inc, $2,261,000

 Little People's Village LLC, $1,190,000

Lovie Lee's Stars of Tomorrow LLC, $340,000

 Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia Inc, $1,360,000

 Methodist Family Services of Philadelphia, $1,317,500

 Molly's Child Care Center Inc, $170,000

 New Dynasty Ltd Inc, $595,000

 Norris Square Community Alliance, $2,397,000

Olde City Day School, $340,000

 The Parent-Infant Center, $374,000 

 Porter’s Day Care & Education Center Inc, $1,666,000

 Pratt Street Learning Center Inc, $1,343,000

 Precious Angels Inc, $850,000

 Settlement Music School, $841,500

 Special People in Northeast Inc (SPIN), $2,864,500

 Today's Child Learning Centers Inc, $1,530,000

 Total Childcare Systems Inc, $680,000

 Wonderspring, $595,000

 Young World Early Learning Center Inc, $391,000

 Your Child's World Learning Center Inc, $3,145,000

 Youth Enrichment Programs Inc, $493,000

Citywide deployment

 Renewal Options:  No

The District is the single largest provider of quality preK programming for three- and four-year-olds in the City of Philadelphia, currently serving nearly 11,000 children through internally-operated programs in District buildings and partner-operated programs in high-quality, community-based centers. This action item authorizes the District to contract with the partner-operated programs, all of which have qualified for this work through a rigorous and competitive review process. Decades of research have provided clear evidence that children who attend high-quality preK do better in school, are less likely to repeat a grade or require remediation services, and have better socio-emotional skills and behaviors than their non-participating peers. Local data replicate the national findings: children who participate in District-managed preK programs enter Kindergarten better prepared academically and socially than their non-participating peers, positively contributing to the District's overall Anchor Goal 2 efforts. Performance metrics for all of the District's preK programs are collected across a variety of domains, from student academic and health outcomes to programmatic and fiscal compliance, and are reviewed and analyzed annually to assess results as well as inform future programming and support needs.

 Anchor Goal(s) Supported: Anchor Goal 2 - 100% of 8-year olds will read on or above grade level   

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 

May 30, 2019; No. 63

 January 30, 2020; No. 49

 Funding Source(s): 

FY20-21 Federal Head Start Basic Continuation Grant;

FY20-21 PA Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program Grant;

FY20-21 PA Pre-K Counts Continuation Grant;

FY20-21 PA Pre-K Counts Expansion Grant; and

FY20-21 PHLPreK Continuation Program Initiative. 

 Office Originating Request: Academic Support