A New Home at The Left Bank for the Penn Children's Center
Nestled along the east side of The Left Bank, on the ground floor, is the new home of the Penn Children's Center where there are now some 85 children enrolled with more to be joining shortly. The youngest are from 3-18 months old in the infant rooms, the toddlers range from 18 months to 3 years and the pre-k classes consist of those from 3-5 years old. The "wavy wall" art gallery will showcase the children's creativity. The center has a spacious gym/multi-purpose room with areas containing age-appropriate equipment for each developmental group. Adjacent to this indoor play area is the 4,000 square foot outdoor playground. Computers are located in the toddler and pre-k classrooms as well as in the gym. The center occupies 11,000 square feet of interior space designed by MGA Partners. Administered by Business Services, the center is now accepting applications for the expanded enrollment. Some classrooms have waitlists but there are some slots available.
The Penn Children's Center also provides temporary care for children of visiting faculty, lecturers, conference and seminar attendees, international guests and staff and students, as space permits. To arrange for temporary services, contact the Center at least 24 hours in advance. See the tuition fee schedule in Almanac January 23, available on line at www.upenn.edu/almanac/v47/n19/PCC-leftbank.html or contact the Penn Children's Center Director Anjali Chawla at (215) 898-5268 for more information.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 21, February 6, 2001