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Office of Adult Education (OAE)

Various information on literacy programs and data.

Beyond Literacy

Beyond Literacy provides a range of free community literacy programs to best serve our students: Adult Education classes to improve the literacy skills to prepare for the GED® or High School Equivalency; comprehensive family literacy programming; English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Acquisition and more. Call 215-474-1235 or go to

MyPlace Adult Education and ESL

Philadelphia’s myPLACE network offering  adult education and career readiness classes throughout the City. myPLACE classes help residents get the skills they need for work and life. ESL, Math and Reading, GED. Go to to find location near you.

Community Learning Center

Many adult classes in West Philly, Kensington and North Philadelphia including: basic education; GED; and ESL. Call 215-426-7940 for more info.


Family life with kids is busy and sometimes it’s hard to find time for the things that matter most. Ready4K texts make it easy to get your child ready for school. Each week you will receive tips on growing strong readers and ideas to turn everyday moments into playful, learning fun. You can choose to get messages in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, Dari, or Pashto to boost learning for any child from birth to 5th grade. Text “Readby4th” to 70138 or visit to sign up today. FREE

Read by 4th

Incredible program to help parents with becoming the best teacher for their child. Go to for info and hints on making everyday count as a great teaching day from birth on.

Summer of Wonder at the Free Library

Sign up for Summer of Wonder at your neighborhood library or online for fun craft and maker activities, storytimes and book clubs, gaming and STEM programs, and more to help your mind stay curious and active all summer long!

Reading Rockets

Great site for reading tips in multiple langiages as well as for children with special needs.

Rosie Ready FREE Daily Activities

Click here to register for free daily activities to increase your child’s learning.

Increasing Language Skills with Sesame Street

Click here for amazing ways to help with early brain development.

Early Learning GPS Toolkit

Click this link to learn about a baby and child’s development, what a caregiver can do to maximize a child’s early learning, and get a personal plan for a child’s learning and growth. Good for children ages 0-4 years. Click here

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