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 and 1714 South 2nd street.  Our diverse population represents children from every neighborhood throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year waiting list.  Please fill out the application below and send it in with the $25 application fee to the location of your choice.  We operate on a first come, first serve basis.  Once we receive your application, we will contact you and let you know if your child has a spot for September or if your child has been placed on our waiting list.  For all inquiries about enrollment, please contact Molly at YCCA@icloud.com.

Fall Application_2019-2020

2019-2020 School Calendar

We are now enrolling for Summer Camp 2019!  If you are interested in signing up, please send in the application with the $100 deposit to the location of your choice.  Please email Molly prior to signing up to make sure there are spots available.  Tuition information is located under our tuition tab.  We currently only have spots available at our Queen Village location (929 South Water Street) for Summer camp, we are completely full at our 2nd street location.  Summer camp runs from July 1st-August 23rd and we are closed on July 4th.

Summer Camp Application 2019

If you are interested in signing up for our Kreative Kids music classes, please email Katy Hutchings at Kreativekids@youngchildrenscenterforthearts.org.  Below you will find a flyer for all of the music class options.  Kids who are apart of our music classes get first priority for enrollment.

Kreative Kids Music Classes

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

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


1714 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 l (267) 928 4808 l


YCCA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

YCCA’S 2017 Auction 

Thank you to all of our friends and families who donated items and especially to those who participated in the bidding. People, doing good for children, like you, is what makes YCCA such a special place. If you are a friend, family or neighbor of YCCA and would like to donate for our 2018 Auction, please keep a look out for more information.

Thank you for all your support! We can’t wait till next year!