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Resources for Students with Children

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Daycare and Preschool

There are hundreds of childcare option in the philadelphia area and many daycare facilities are also preschools. We encourage you to contact each center for more information about the services they offer, application process, and tuition.

Penn operates a daycare and preschool facility on campus: The Penn Children's Center is located at 3160 Chestnut Street; be aware that there is a long waiting list to enroll.

In addition, the Parent Infant Center is located near campus. The University maintains a list of all childcare centers near campus.

Pennsylvania's Human Services Department provides an on-line childcare provider search database to find providers throughout the state. In addition, Pennsylvania's Department of Education provides a helpful checklist when looking for a provider.

Affiliated Centers

Penn Children's Center
3160 Chestnut Street
(215) 898-5268

The Caring Center
3010 Spring Garden Street
(215) 386-8245

The Parent-Infant Center
4205 Spruce Street
(215) 222-5480

Other Centers

Bright Horizons
1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
(215) 981-5450

Children's Community School
1212 S. 47th St
(215) 724-1740

Families First Center
3939 Warren Street
(215) 382-2499

Infant Friendship Center
1001 South 45th Street
(215) 386-5097

Kindercare Learning Center
1700 Market Street
(215) 563-9499

Petite Ecole Bilingue
2133 Arch Street
(215) 568-1158

St. Mary's Nursery School
3916 Locust Walk
(215) 386-0321

Tenth Presbyterian Church Preschool
1701 Delancey Street
(215) 735-7688

Subsidies and Financial support

Low-Income families may qualify for Pennsylvania's "Child Care Works" Subsidized Child Care Program. For more information about these programs and additional resources for Pennsylvania parents, check out the Child Care Information Services of Philadelphia website.


Students with spouses/partners can apply for campus housing in Sansom Place. There is currently no campus housing for students with children; however the Office of Off-Campus Services can help students with families to find suitable housing. You should also review information about the various neighborhoods in Philadelphia to decide what's best for you and your family.