Through the generosity of individuals, corporations, local businesses and foundations, we support a range of high-quality, community-based child care and family-centered programs.

Pre-K Tax Credit Program

Make an investment in the future of a young child today through the Pre-K Tax Credit Program and the PIC Pre-K Scholarship Program.

What is the Pre-K Tax Credit Program? 

Pennsylvania’s Pre-K Tax Credit was established in 2003 through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DECD). The Commonwealth awards tax credits to operating businesses that support early learning organizations in order to help low-to-middle income families gain greater access to quality pre-K programs through scholarship assistance.

How does the Tax Credit work?

Instead of paying taxes directly to the Commonwealth, a business may instead support the PIC Pre-K Scholarship Program. An eligible business may receive a tax credit equal to 100% of the first $10,000 contributed to a Pre-K Scholarship Organization during the taxable year, and may receive a tax credit equal to 90% of any additional amount contributed, up to a maximum of $200,000.

Is my business eligible?

In order to be eligible for the tax credit, businesses must do business in Pennsylvania and be subject to at least one of the following taxes: the Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax, Insurance Company Law of 1921, Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax or Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or Partnership partners.

How do I get started?

Additional information and online applications are available on the Pennysylvnia Department of Community & Economic Development website. But, the easiest way to get started is to call PIC Development Manager Karen Stachelek at 215-222-5480, ext. 341 or email

When are applications due?

You can submit online applications starting July 1, 2015.  The applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis — so please don’t delay!

How does PIC’s Pre-K Scholarship Program Work?

The Parent-Infant Center partners with our friends at Children’s Village in order to offer this scholarship assistance to families at PIC. Children’s Village acts as the Pre-K Scholarship Organization and administers funds to PIC’s Pre-K Scholarship Program.

Please email Development Manager Karen Stachelek or call 215-222-5480, ext. 341 if you would like to know more about this program.