• PHSP is honored to work with Head Start families

About Us

The Philadelphia Head Start Partnership (PHSP) administers Head Start programs to more than 600 children and families, ages three to five, in Southwest Philadelphia. PHSP delivers these services through direct operations and partnerships with high-quality childcare centers, charter schools and a family childcare network in the region.

As a Head Start administrator, PHSP will offer comprehensive programs that support mental, social and emotional development of children from low income families to nurture future success for children and families by providing education, support and resources.

PHSP is a program of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations. With more than 40 years of nonprofit management experience, PHMC has a proven track record of providing the highest quality services to at-risk children and families in Philadelphia and beyond, and is deeply networked in the early childhood education community. As the largest public health institute in the region, PHMC brings a strong administrative and fiscal infrastructure to rigorously monitor PSHP activities and ensure Head Start children and families receive the highest quality care.

Additional Program Details

Starting September 8, 2014, the following locations will offer Head Start programming managed by PHSP*

Child Care Center Partners Address Zip
Brightside Academy 4829 Lancaster Ave. 19131
Brightside Academy 4047 Lancaster St. 19014
Brightside Academy 801 N. 48th St. 19139
Brightside Academy 2300 W. Allegheny Ave. 19132
Lincoln Day 1830 Ellsworth St. 19146
MELC- Point Breeze 2147 Manton St. 19146
Universal Institute Charter School 800 South 15th St. 19146
Woodland Academy 5401 Grays Ferry Ave. 19143


Family Child Care Home Partners Address Zip
Barbara Allison FCCH 6010 Cedarhurst St. 19143
Christine Day 5010 Cedar Ave. 19143
Cynthia's Little Treasures 311 N. 63rd Street 19139
Cynthia Robinson FCCH 5430 Germantown Ave. 19144
Debbie’s Little Angels Soaring
Above the Crowd
5717 Walton Ave. 19143
Lil’ Bits FCCH 1126 E Stafford St. 19138
Serena Spearman FCCH 5409 Addison St. 19143
Tiny Hearts FCCH 2724 N 45th St. 19131


PHMC Direct Operations Address Zip
Monumental Baptist Church 4948 Locust Street 19139
Southwestern Presbyterian Church 2559 South 70th St. 19142
Tabernacle Lutheran Church 5843 Spruce St. 19139
Universal Companies Alcorn
Elementary School
3200 Dickinson St. 19146


*Eligibility is determined at enrollment

Contact Us

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Please read the press release here.