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.

To join the Family Center, fill out and sign our Parental Release & Consent Form. Joining the Family Center also makes you eligible for emergency backup child care, provided by Parents in a Pinch, Inc. Names of students who are registered with the Family Center are shared with Parents in a Pinch so they can verify your eligibilty.

Family Resource Center Guidelines

The Family Resource Center (the "Family Center") welcomes all Penn students 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. Each child's parent or other legal guardian must register and sign the Family Center's consent and release prior to using the Family Center for the first time and must use nametags at all times while at the Family Center.

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.