About YCCA, Philadelphia’s premier creative arts & daycare center for preschool children.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts was founded in June 1996 as a nonprofit, full-service day care center. It is located on the grounds of historic Old Swede’s Church, and serves the needs of working families in Queen Village, South Philadelphia, Society Hill, Center City and Northern Liberties (just to name a few!)

YCCA prides itself on being one of the few area Early Childhood Centers that not only accepts children with disabilities, but embraces the opportunity. We successfully help these children to thrive, both within our inclusive school environment and in the outside world.


YCCA offers part-time and full-time programs 3, 4 or 5 days per week.
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM


3:15 PM to 5:30 PM (On hold until after the pandemic resolves).
This new addition to YCCA is a perfect way to introduce your child to the world of preschool.

  • Emphasis will be on social skills & language development
  • Children will follow the same routine as our AM program
  • Free play
  • Music session
  • Art project
  • Activity centers
  • Story time
  • Fresh fruit & vegetable snack

Afternoon Preschool Creative Arts in Therapy Inclusion Program takes place every day from 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM, for a minimum of 3 days per week.