Child Care at Penn

Penn is proud of its excellent benefits and programs for families with children.

In addition to three Penn-affiliated child care centers on or near campus, there are a variety of other schools and centers in and near West Philadelphia. Because availability can be limited, we recommend that you start your search for child care as far in advance of your anticipated need as possible.

Affiliated Centers

Bright Horizons at University City
3600 Civic Center Boulevard
(267) 298-4400

Penn Children’s Center
3160 Chestnut Street
(215) 898-5268

The Caring Center
3010 Spring Garden Street
(215) 386-8245

The Parent-Infant Center
4205 Spruce Street
(215) 222-5480


Other Centers

Bright Horizons
1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
(215) 981-5450

Families First Center
3939 Warren Street
(215) 382-2499

Infant Friendship Center
1001 South 45th Street
(215) 386-5097

Kindercare Learning Center
1700 Market Street
(215) 563-9499

Petite Ecole Bilingue
2133 Arch Street
(215) 568-1158

St. Mary’s Nursery School
3916 Locust Walk
(215) 386-0321

St. Peter's School
319 Lombard Street
(215) 925-3963 

Tenth Presbyterian Church Preschool
1701 Delancey Street
(215) 735-7688

Worklife Resources at Penn provides a free and confidential 24-hour phone and online service that can also help current faculty and staff find child and elder care.



University of Pennsylvania
Haverford College
Bryn Mawr College
Swarthmore College
Temple University
Villanova University

*The University provides information about area options for your convenience and without particular endorsement or warranties. We welcome your feedback on any of the options listed on this page, or others that may not be listed. Please send your comments and suggestions to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty.