The Children's Place Preschool has been providing loving care and quality education to children in the Philadelphia area for over 21 years. Beginning with our first daycare center, SMYK Learning Center in Port Richmond, we have since expanded to many other areas of Philadelphia and now have a total of 5 locations.

We are proud to announce that our Springgarden location was recently awarded the Pre-K Counts quality free program. This program allows families who are unable to qualify for child care subsidies such as CCIS and are looking for other ways to get help with financing their children's pre-K education. Click here to find out more about this free childcare program and to see if your child may qualify. We currently have 16 spots available. Please call our Director at 215-925-8789 for more information about enrolling your child in this program at our center.

Some of our other centers participate in similar free childcare programs. Our centers on Colgate St. and Longshore Ave. participate in Philadelphia's PHLpreK program. Click here to find out more about the program and to see if your child is eligible for free childcare. Spots are limited, so call the location of interest for more information.

We are proud participants in the Keystone Stars Program, 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. The benefits of enrolling your child in Keystone Stars certified center are endless. You can be assured that your child is in safe hands.
Click here if you're interested in seeing what standards we must meet and exceed in order to maintain our certification.

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!

Now enrolling for Free Pre-K Counts Program. Space Limited

Call Springgarden location at 215-925-8789 


1. The Children's Place Preschool (Mayfair Location) STAR 3 FACILITY
4815 Longshore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 624-8066

2. The Children's Place Preschool  (Lawncrest Location) STAR 4 FACILITY
6006 Colgate Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 722-1378
6016 Colgate Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19111
(1/2 block from bus #18 at Rising Sun Avenue and Comly Road)

3. The Children's Place Preschool (NE Philadelphia area) STAR 2 FACILITY
3211 Cedar Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19134
(215) 426-7380

4. Children's Place Preschool (Center City location) STAR 3 FACILITY
301 Spring Garden Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19123
(215) 925-8789

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.