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Philadelphia Family Back to School Guide

Tips, advice, and resources for a successful start to the school year.

This Philadelphia Family Back to School Guide will help you navigate the  journey of getting your kids ready for the new school year in Philly, whether they are stepping into kindergarten for the first time or embarking on their final year of high school. You’ll find a treasure trove of information in this Guide, including tips for selecting the best extracurricular activities, advice on creating effective routines, insights into managing homework and more.


Philadelphia Family is published by a team of local women families raising their kids in Philly with resources, events, and each other. Like us? People love us! Our High Five email newsletters are published every Thursday to help readers make the most of their weekends with fun things to do with their kids. (Sign up for future editions of this Guide!) The dynamic “hive mind” of our Philly Family Community Facebook group is the hub for referrals and trending parenting discussions while our Philadelphia Family Facebook page and @PhillyFamilyMag Instagram handle keep followers in the know.

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Everything you need to know about your local public library!

Parents have a lot of choices when it comes to schools for their children. Learning about the different types of schools can help you discover the right fit for your child.

These camp programs in Philly provide children with a safe and stimulating environment where they can learn new skills, make friends, and have fun during school holidays or breaks. 

Enjoy outings with everyone in your family with the accessibility options provided by these Philadelphia attractions!

Get your kids ready to head back to school (without making them miserable) with this simple and easy to follow step-by-step guide!

So you didn’t get organized in time for the school year to start. It’s not too late! We’ve got achievable tips and tools to make it all easier.

Dr. Grace Yum gives us some great tips about children’s oral health and ending the brush battle!

Public school libraries should never be taken for granted. WePAC works to bring libraries back to our kids and bring kids back to the joys of reading.

Public Schools in many changing neighborhoods of Philadelphia reflect their communities: diverse success stories which have shown steady improvement.

First day jitters? Here are some great books to tackle all the different feelings that come with starting school.

If your child is feeling anxious, here are some tips for how to soothe their school-related nerves.

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Get to know these Philadelphia Family Members: Enrichment Programs

Philadelphia Family Members are local community builders like us who would like to be more connected with families in Philly. The Members below support the Philly Family Community and our Back to School Guide. Have you had a great experience with any of them? You can help other families benefit from your experience with an endorsement on their Profile Page! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT WITH A 5-STAR REVIEW.

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            Providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy along with our new behavior division is our passion.

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              Milestone Therapy Group is dedicated to providing exceptional Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy…

              Music Theatre Philly | Best Specialty Camp & Family Favorite Performing Arts Program – 2023 LOVE Awards

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                      Small Talk Therapeutics

                        At Small Talk, they are neurodiversity affirming speech and language pathologists with extensive experience in…

                        Spanish Exploradores

                          Looking for a fun and engaging way for your child to learn Spanish? Spanish Exploradores…

                          Spanish Workshop for Children | Best Language Program – 2023 LOVE Awards

                            Spanish Workshop for Children is a Spanish immersion program for children (15 months and up).

                            The Craftship

                              The Craftship helps kids, adults, and families connect through crafting.

                              The Philadelphia Dance Academy | Best Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards

                                The Philadelphia Dance Academy offers the following programs: Early Childhood, Primary, Pre-Professional Ballet, Theater, Contemporary,…

                                Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

                                  The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia offers a captivating and educational…

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                                    Experience the magic of theatre, year-round, at Wolf Performing Arts Center!

                                    Philadelphia Family is published by a team of local women to connect families raising their kids in the city with resources, events, and each other. Learn more about us, our mission, and our method for supporting local businesses at familyfocus.org.

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