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.
2015-2016 School Calendar at a glance
First day of school– September 2nd
Labor Day– September 7th
Rosh Hashanah– September 14th
Yom Kippur– September 23rd
Pope Visit– September 25th
Thanksgiving– November 26th-27th
Winter Break– December 24th-January 1st
President’s Day– February 15th
Spring Break- March 21st-25th
Memorial Day– May 30th
Last day of school- June 24th
For detailed information about your child’s specific group, please check their group’s page ycca.eboard.com.
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.
929 South Water Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 l (215) 336-3324 l firstname.lastname@example.org