The mobile preschool serves children ages 3-5 who are cared for by informal/in-home providers. Three cohorts of 32 children hop on the bus twice per week for 2.5-hour learning sessions on subjects including letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and phonics.
The program also provides coaching, technical assistance, and networking to help informal childcare providers create high-quality early learning experiences for the children in their care. In addition, parents, caregivers, and families receive support and connections to resources focused on economic mobility.
“With its innovative approach to supporting preschool students and their caregivers, Xiente’s mobile preschool is taking a meaningful step toward broadening access to high-quality early childhood education in Philadelphia,” said Rashanda Perryman, head of philanthropy in Community Stewardship.