Parent’s Page

Interested in enrolling your child at the Young Children’s Center for the Arts located at 929 South Water Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 on the site of Old Swedes Church in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia, PA.? Download and complete the forms below to enroll.

YCCA is expanding!  Our new location will be on 2nd and Watkins Street in Pennsport.  YCCAon2 will have the same amazing programs as our Old Swedes location, just in a brand new building!  We are completely full for fall 2015 in our Old Swedes location, but have spots available at YCCAon2.  If you are interested, please fill out the application below and send it in with your deposit.  Hurry, spots are going fast!

Summer Camp Application 2015

2015-2016 Fall Application

Afternoon Application

We would be happy to talk to you if you have any question about YCCA preschool. Please feel free to call us at (215)336-3324 or email us at



Young Children’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.

School Calendar at a glance

Holidays and School Closings:

Spring Break: March 30th- April 3rd

Memorial Day: May 25th

Last Day of School: June 19th

Family Gala: June 19th

Summer Camp: June 29th-August 21st

For detailed information about your child’s specific group, please check their group’s page

The Center’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.  Children’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 children’s expressive abilities are enhanced.  Young Children’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.


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YCCA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.