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Free PHLpreK Program, Funded by Sweetened Beverage Tax, Opens for Fall Enrollment

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney sits in on a preschool class at Little Learners Literacy Academy in South Philadelphia in 2016. Pre-K expansion was one of Kenney's top campaign promises.

Philadelphia’s free pre-k is open for fall enrollment. WHYY’s Zoe Read has more on the initiative funded by the city’s tax on sweetened beverages.

(Original air-date: 8/13/21)