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.  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.  You will know by January 1st if there is 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

If you are interested in signing up for our Kreative Kids music classes, please email Katy Hutchings at hutchings.katy@gmail.com.  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

We are now accepting applications for Summer Camp 2018, if you are interested, please email YCCA@icloud.com for more information.  Summer camp runs from July 2nd (closed July4th)- August 24th).

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!