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Parents are welcome to call for facility tour dates and times, specific programmatic information, and question-and-answer sessions. Children are invited to attend and spend some time in the classroom. For more information or to arrange an appointment, contact the Center at (215) 898-5268.
Please Note: The Center currently has a wait list. For information about the wait list, eligibility tuition and how to apply, click here.
Situated in 10,000 square feet of space, the Center can accommodate up to 187 students (on average 32 infants, 50 toddlers and 80 pre-school children). Its features include an outdoor playground of approximately 4,000 square feet and an indoor all-purpose room as well. Click here to take a photo tour of the facility.
Hours of Operation
Penn Children's Center is open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Center is closed in observance of the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday of the holiday); Christmas Eve through New Year's (December 24 until the first weekday after January 1); Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; and for two teacher in-service days.
Lunches and Snacks
Toddlers and pre-school children bring their own lunches to the program and the Center provides two nutritious snacks, juice or milk each day. PCC staff will assist children with simple preparation and can warm foods brought from home. To make mealtimes more enjoyable, children will occasionally prepare snacks or be asked to bring snacks to share.
PCC Parent Network
An active PCC Parent Network meets regularly to plan and implement general parental programs and activities. The Board also organizes Orientation for New Parents featuring an international potluck dinner and fundraising events. All parents are encouraged to become involved in the Center through this organization.