The Children's Place Preschool

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The Children's Place Preschool has been providing loving care and quality education to children in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years. Beginning with our first daycare center, SMYK Learning Center, we have since expanded to many other areas of Philadelphia and now have a total of 6 locations.

We are proud to participate in the Keystone Stars Program, a Pennsylvania Child Care quality improvement program. Currently, all of our facilities except for our Cedar and Springgarden location are STAR 2; Cedar and Springgarden are STAR 3. 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.
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" tap 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!

Event Calendar

Click here to see our event calendar for the 2016-2017 year!


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

2. The Children's Place Preschool  (Lawncrest Location)
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)
3211 Cedar Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19134
(215) 426-7380

4. Children's Place Preschool (Center City location)
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.