Finding a day care is one of the most important decisions you make for your child during their developmental years. You want them to be safe and in the hands of someone who will have their best interests at heart. You most likely want them in a program where they will learn proper social skills, self confidence and independence. Philadelphia has variety of day care programs with interesting and positive teaching styles that will suit your desire and needs. We’ve done the work for you and have come up with a list of the top five day care programs for your child in Philadelphia.
Busy Bees Learning Center
601 Walnut St., Suite LL25
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Busy Bees Learning Center is a family-owned preschool located in Center City Philadelphia. The philosophy behind the center is that children will learn through their surrounding environment, and Philadelphia is the perfect setting for such a philosophy. Family interaction is encouraged at Busy Bee and parents often work alongside the teaching staff.
7500 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119
The Philosophy behind Childspace is that children will learn best when all aspects of development, such as social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth, are nurtured. Childspace helps to develop self-confidence and physical security in the programs offered. Individual and group activities are offered, as well as outdoors, in the classroom and on trips in the city. Personal expression is respected among each individual through art, music, dance, games and play.
750 S. 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Moonstone Preschool was founded by Larry and Sandy Robin in 1983. Both were artists, and when they first opened Moonstone Preschool, their goal was to to educate children through art-intensive programs. The preschoolers enjoy museum trips, art shows, live performances, garden walks and a variety of other activities that not only educate the mind but stimulate the senses. Moonstone welcomes children from the age of 18 months to pre-K.
The Parent Infant Center
4205 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fresh air and sunshine is plentiful at The Parent Infant Center in West Philadelphia. The day care center is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, and the outdoor playspace is large and fenced-in with a climber, sandbox, children’s garden and plenty of room for fun. Infants and toddlers have a separate playground that includes an art easel and lots of crawling space. PIC also has an impressive indoor space with private cubbies, craft stations and more. The center accepts children from the ages of six months to five years old.
2212 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Founded in 1969, Trinity Playgroup was first created by a group of neighborhood parents in 1970, and to this day, it is a thriving day care in the community. The average age group is 18 months to kindergarten. The staff is made up of experienced professionals who encourage positive relationships, self confidence and play-based skill-building techniques. Parental involvement is encouraged at Trinity Playgroup.
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