The Penn Children's Center is Accredited by:

NAEYC Logo Keystone Stars Logo

Banner Image - Snow Day Care

Snow Day Child Care provides all-day care for children of Penn faculty and staff members when the University is open and Philadelphia schools are closed* due to inclement weather as space permits. Children from all school districts are welcome; however, may be subject to regular rates if the Philadelphia schools are open.  Preference is given to children of Penn faculty and staff.


  • Children from 12 weeks to 12 years of age
  • Children attending school in all School Districts.*


  • Between December 4, 2023 and March 29, 2024; Weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm
  • As space dictates. Child care space is based on the previous years' needs.
  • Space is limited daily and care requests are met on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mandatory Forms for Pre-Registration

Pre-registration is required to participate in the Snow Day Child Care Program. To pre-register, please click on the Introductory Letter (see below) to complete the mandatory forms and return to the Center. If you need assistance, contact the Penn Children's Center at 215-898-5268. All forms must be completely filled out, signed where appropriate and on file at the Center.

Fee for University Faculty and Staff only

The cost is $15 a day.

Please refer to the Drop-in Care Fee Schedule.