The Lighthouse accepts children from the age of 1 - 5 years old.  We offer individual classrooms and staff for our Infant room, Toddler classrooms, Preschool room and Pre-K classroom, in addition to our After School Program for school aged children.  The Lighthouse is open all year long.  Holiday closures are listed on our Parents Handbook and Calendar.
We accept ELRC (formerly known as CCIS) tuition subsidy.  Tuition and co-payments are due weekly, and we accept personal checks, money orders, Visa and MasterCard.
We require the following forms and documentation for each enrolled child. These forms are available at the school or may be downloaded below.  You can contact anyone of our Family Advocates and they will help you through the enrollment process.
The Lighthouse offers equal opportunities and non-discrimination in admissions without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, age, sex, national origin or limited English proficiency.

If you are still deciding which Pre-K to attend, look no further! We can find the perfect fit for you! For many of our families, choosing a location that is close to home is critical.


Collect ALL necessary documentation below. Applications will not be accepted without all supporting documentation below. (Exceptions for required documentation are made for foster/kinship care, Refugees, Asylum seekers, and families in temporary living situations).

  1. Proof of child’s date of birth  (Birth certificate, health insurance card, etc..)

  2. Documentation of family income (Tax forms, 4 consecutive paystubs, or financial support letter)

  3. Proof of TANF (DPW) cash, SNAP/food stamps, medical assistance

  4. Proof of Philadelphia residency (bill, driver's license, lease, etc..)

  5. Child’s health insurance card

  6. Child's physical health assessment (within the year) and Immunizations 

  7. Completed dental form (within the year)

  8. Picture identification of parent/guardian (Current State or Federal Photo ID)

  9. Complete Emergency Contact 

  10. ONLY IF IT APPLIES TO YOU; custody order, foster letter, homeless verification letter/shelter letter

Note: If this applies to you, please provide the following: proof of TANF (DPW) cash, SNAP/food stamps, medical assistance, custody order, a copy of child’s IEP, foster letter, and/or homeless verification letter/shelter letter.

You can register online, which should make this process more accessible and easier to complete.  Please remember to make sure you choose The Lighthouse as your location.  This is listed as a community partner preschool location.  Our address is: 152 West Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19133.

To get started click here to review these step by step instructions on how to apply onlineWhen you are ready to begin the application process click here to : 

If you rather print and complete the form yourself, select the version you wish to use.  Our Family Advocates are at the ready to assist you with your needs.