Getting Ready for School

The excitement, and maybe some separation anxiety, is starting to build, and you’re not sure whether it’s you or your child who’s more excited or anxious about kindergarten. We’re here to help.

  • Pennsylvania parents, click here to register your child for kindergarten. New Jersey residents click here for information about kindergarten; Delaware families click here.
  • Looking for some active-learning ideas for the summer? Ask your child to tell you a story. Write down some key words and then ask him or her to draw pictures of the story. Make a pile of different clothing items and ask which would be needed to do certain things.
  • Download our Kindergarten is Key Handbook, which is full of everything you need to know.
  • Watch for our annual late-summer Kindergarten Mixer. Children get to meet a real live kindergarten teacher, see a special performance of Pinky Prepares for Kindergarten in the Please Touch Playhouse, and enjoy healthy snacks!
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am to 3 pm
New Year's Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
Thanksgiving & Christmas Day: CLOSED

Contact Information

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Click here for directions.

Phone: 215-581-3181

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