Welcome to the Lighthouse Head Start and Early Head Start Program

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.

Ready to Apply? – GREAT!

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

  2. Documentation of family income

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

  4. Proof of Philadelphia residency

  5. Child’s health insurance card

  6. Physical (health assessment) and Immunizations

  7. Completed dental form

  8. Picture identification of parent/guardian

Note: Please include the following if they apply to you: 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.

COVID-19: Please note that our offices are currently closed. For more information regarding our Pre-K programs, email us at info@lighthouse1893.org.  Someone from the intake team will respond as quickly as possible.



Download Application in English and/or Spanish  

The Lehigh Building
152 West Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Main Office: 215-425-7800 

Fax: 215-425-6091

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The Somerset Building
141 West Somerset St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Main Office: 215-425-7800 

Fax: 215-425-6091

Lighthouse Sports Complex
101 East Erie Ave. 
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Main Office: 215-425-7800 

Fax: 215-425-6091

The Lighthouse does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.


The Lighthouse is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.