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Penn Children’s Center Expansion Complete
November 20, 2007, Volume 54, No. 13

The expansion of Penn’s Children’s Center is now complete. The Center received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Child Development in August to open five additional classrooms including two infant, two toddler and one preschool. This fall, the Center began welcoming 54 new children, bringing the total number of children enrolled to around 174. The Center has also hired nine additional staff, bringing the total number of teachers to 26 full-time and 45 part-time. 

As it welcomed new students, the Center also introduced other enhancements including additional parking spaces, increased internal security and expanded operating hours.

The project, which began last January, was initiated in response to surveys (Almanac November 7, 2006) and other feedback which indicated that there was a real need for more child care services in the Penn community.

The Center serves children ages three months to five years. Located on campus, Penn Children’s Center is one of the few centers in the area accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Enrollment is open to all members of the University and surrounding communities, but preference is given to Penn faculty, staff and students. For information: (215) 898-5268 or online at www.upenn.edu/childcare.

Almanac - November 20, 2007, Volume 54, No. 13