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Young Children's Center For The Arts

929 South Water Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 336-3324


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Day in the Life

General School Mission

Young Childrenâ??s Center for the Arts, Inc., is a nonprofit, licensed childcare facility and creative arts preschool program that has served the needs of more than 1,000 people in our Philadelphia community since 1987. YCCA is a nonsectarian preschool and daycare center, housed on the property of historic Old Swedes Church at Water & Christian streets. Our diverse population represents children from every neighborhood throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.

The Centerâ??s mission is to enrich the lives of children from infancy through kindergarten through the participation in the creative and fine arts. We accomplish this by providing a structured creative arts curriculum within an enhanced daycare environment. Childrenâ??s motor, language, emotional and cognitive skills are developed through music, art and movement. Each time ideas are presented through a different art form, learning becomes reinforced, and childrenâ??s expressive abilities are enhanced. Young Childrenâ??s Center for the Arts is one of the few preschool programs in our area that not only accepts, but embraces, children with pervasive developmental disabilities in an inclusion program.

YCCA offers both full-time and part-time preschool programs.