The Children's Place Preschools

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Welcome!

The Children's Place Preschool has been providing loving care and quality education to children in the Philadelphia area for over 22 years. Beginning with our first daycare center, SMYK Learning Center in Port Richmond in 1996, we have since expanded to many other areas of Philadelphia and now have a total of 5 locations.


For information about our curriculum and programs, please click here. If you would like to know more regarding tuition information, please call the facility you're interested in and schedule a tour of the facility with the director.


Prior to registering, please download and fill out the forms located on the Contact page, and bring these with you on your tour or when you are interested in registering with us.


All of our locations participate in Keystone STARS, a Pennsylvania Child Care quality improvement program. Our certification means that our facilities meet or exceed Pennsylvania's standards when it comes to quality child care at that level. 


In addition to accepting CCIS funding, many of our locations also now participate in the PHLpreK program. Please call a center to speak with the Director directly to find out how to participate in these programs.


For employment opportunities please visit our Careers page.


Below are the addresses of our various locations, as well as contact information and programs they participate in:


The Children's Place Preschool - Mayfair Location 

STAR 3 FACILITY
4416 Longshore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 333-2211


This facility participates in:

  • CCIS
  • Keystone Stars
  • PHLpreK program


The Children's Place Preschool - Lawncrest Location

STAR 4 FACILITY
6006 Colgate Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 722-1378
and
6016 Colgate Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111
(1/2 block from bus #18 at Rising Sun Avenue and Comly Road)


This facility participates in:

  • CCIS
  • Keystone Stars
  • PHLpreK program

The Children's Place Preschool - Port Richmond

STAR 3 FACILITY
3211 Cedar Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 426-7380


This facility participates in:

  • CCIS
  • Keystone Stars
  • PHLpreK program


The Children's Place Preschool - Center City 

STAR 3 FACILITY
301 Spring Garden Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 925-8789


This facility participates in:

  • CCIS
  • Keystone Stars

News and Updates

November 27th, 2019

The Children's Place Preschools will not be open Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving with their loved ones!

May 21st, 2019

This summer, the Children's Place Preschool will be introducing a Multicultural World Creative Arts Summer Camp at our brand new location at 4416 Longshore Avenue! Start date : JUNE 17

The program will focus on various aspects of cultures from around the world including:


  •  visual arts
  • dance
  • music
  • cooking classes
  • crafting

We will be pulling inspiration from Latin American, Asian, South American, African, and European cultures. In addition to creative arts activities, there will also be plenty of fitness and water activities such as trips to the community pool, soccer, and more. 
We will also be having trips to places including
  • Franklin Institute
  • Mann Center
  • Coco Keys Water Amusement Park

Come and join the fun with us as your child explores new cultures and expands their creative horizons!

April 29, 2019

We are excited to announce that our Springgarden and Cedar locations have just been awarded Philly Pre-K spots and will be enrolling as of September 2019! We encourage you to reach out and call either location to inquire about the Philly Pre-K program and enroll on the wait list!


Additionally, we are very excited to announce grant opening of a brand new facility at 4416 Longshore Avenue. We are enrolling for Performing Arts Summer Camp, starting June 17th . Call 215-333-2211 and get a spot on our wait list today!

Other locations are offering summer camp programs too. Call directors for details. Colgate location is offering a scout program for boys and girls this summer

About Us

Beginning with our first daycare center, SMYK Learning Center in Port Richmond in 1996, we have since expanded to many other areas of Philadelphia and now have a total of 5 locations.

We are committed to providing a safe, wholesome, and developmentally appropriate environment for infants through pre-K  of all ability levels. As an educational facility, our duty is to provide a stimulating and educating experience for every child under our care that will promote his or her social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. And above all, safety is our number one priority; we strive to create as much of a safe and nurturing environment as possible that is governed by the highest standards of care, creativity, and learning.


We believe that wholesome learning with an emphasis on creativity is necessary for children to develop socially, intellectually, and emotionally, especially since today's technology reduces a child's need to get creative in order to entertain themselves. At The Children’s Place Preschool, we believe that the skills a child needs to be successful when they are older should be developed as soon as possible. This is why creativity remains a strong element throughout our curriculum. A few examples that show this philosophy are our yearly winter performing shows, countless art projects, trips, puppet theaters, and much more.


Ready to register your child?
Simply click on "Contact Us" to download the necessary registration forms. Fill them out, call us to schedule a time to come in, and simply bring them with you and your child to any of our centers.

Please check out our "Event Calendar" tab to get a full list of all the activities we have planned out for the year, as well as our closings calendar. Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook!

The Children's Place Preschool services and employment are provided in non-discriminatory manner
without regard to race, sex, color, nationality, origin, ancestry, religious creed, disability or age.