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 full for the 2019-2020 school year at both YCCA and YCCAon2.  Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is open and we operate on a first come, first serve basis.  For all inquiries about enrollment, please contact Molly at YCCA@icloud.com.

Fall Application_2020-2021

2019-2020 School Calendar

2020-2021 School Calendar

We are now enrolling new students for Summer Camp 2020.  We accept students between ages 12 months-5 years.  Summer camp runs from July 6th- August 28th.  Our tuition rates are on the tuition tab of our website.  Please email YCCA@icloud.com for the application if you are interested in applying.

Important dates:

Last day of school 2020- June 26th

First day of Summer Camp 2020- July 6th

Last day of Summer Camp 2020- August 28th

First day of school 2020- September 8th

Summer Camp enrollment for new students will begin on March 1st.  Please check back here for the application.

If you are interested in signing up for our Kreative Kids music classes, please email Katy Hutchings at Kreativekids@youngchildrenscenterforthearts.org.  All of the children enrolled in the Kreative Kids music classes or lessons get first priority for YCCA or YCCAon2 enrollment. For more information please visit the Kreative Kids website.

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.