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

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 (YCCA)

Last of School- July 1st (YCCAon2)

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 ycca.enrollment@icloud.com

YCCA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

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.? Or 1714 South 2nd Street? 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 spaces available at YCCAon2.  If you are interested, please fill out the application below and send it in with your deposit.  Hurry, spaces are going fast!

Take a look at our blog for updates on YCCAon2: http://www.yccablog.org

2016-2017 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 ycca.enrollment@icloud.com.