Family Resource Center

Join the Family Resource Center!

University of Pennsylvania students and post-doctoral fellows with children must be registered to use the Family Center and must adhere to our guidelines.

THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED as we transition to a new website and database. We expect the application to open again in a few days as we make this exciting transition. If you are a full-time student or university post-doc in immediate need of Care.com Back Up Care Benefits please email parents@gsc.upenn.edu and we will assist you with access. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Family Resource Center Guidelines

The Family Resource Center (the "Family Center") welcomes all Penn students and post-docs with children and their family members. Our mission is to create a space where student and post-doc families from the University of Pennsylvania community can access resources, information and supportive programming.

PLEASE NOTE: THE FAMILY CENTER IS NOT A DAYCARE CENTER. WE ARE NOT EQUIPPED OR AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE CHILDCARE SERVICES, AND WILL NOT PROVIDE OR BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OR SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN WHO ARE ADMITTED TO THE FAMILY CENTER.

All families and children use the Family Center at their own risk and assume full responsibility for personal injury to self and family members, and further release Penn and the Family Center for injury, loss, or damage arising out of the use of the facility or other third parties. Each child's parent or other legal guardian must register and electronically sign the Family Center's consent and release prior to using the Family Center for the first time.

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised at all times by his or her parent, legal guardian, or designated childcare provider (defined below). No adult may supervise more than three (3) children at one time at the Family Center. This includes designated childcare providers. In the event a child is left unattended, or an adult otherwise violates these requirements, the child and accompanying adult may be required to leave the Family Center immediately.

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