Penn Children's Center at the Left Bank: Greater Capacity
The Penn Children's Center has moved into its new quarters, located at 3160 Chestnut Street (Suite 100) in the Left Bank development, effective January 22.
Penn Children's Center (PCC), the University's child care program, serves children ages 12 weeks through 5 years. The program features weekly themes and a diverse, multicultural curriculum based on the principles of early childhood education. Occupying 11,000 square feet of interior space, the new center features 8 classrooms (2 infant, 3 toddler, and 3 pre-school) and a large indoor gym/multi-purpose room. The center also features the "wavy wall" art gallery and activity area. A 4,000 square foot outdoor playground with infant, toddler and pre-school equipment is directly accessible through the main classroom corridor. Convenient drop-off parking is available immediately in front of the building. PCC requires all teaching staff to be highly trained with expertise in early childhood education. All staff receive on-going safety and curriculum training.
The new facility accommodates approximately 106 children, a 27% increase from PCC's former location at 42nd and Spruce Streets. PCC moved from its current location to make way for construction on the University-assisted PreK-8 school under construction on that site.
Applications are now being accepted for the Penn Children's Center's expanded enrollment. While several classrooms still have wait-lists, there are some slots available.
Each year the Penn Children's Center and Division of Human Resources set aside funds to reduce the cost of the program for qualified Penn staff. Fee assistance applications will also be accepted at this time.
Eligibility Guidelines for Penn Tuition Rate
Fee Assistance Categories
Eligibility requirements apply, application and financial need documents required
Eligibility Guidelines for Subsidized Rate
For More Information
For additional information, or to arrange a tour, please contact Penn
Children's Center Director Anjali Chawla at (215) 898-5268. Visit the Penn
Children's Center website: http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/childcare/.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 19, January 23, 2001