For over three decades, the Parent-Infant Center has provided high quality child care to the families who live and work in the diverse neighborhoods of West Philadelphia.

Location & Facilities

The Parent-Infant Center provides ample indoor and outdoor play space on a beautiful urban campus.

Located near the University of Pennsylvania's campus in West Philadelphia, the Parent-Infant Center is on 42nd Street between Spruce and Locust Streets, and easily accessible by public transportation. You’ll find the center’s main entrance at the southwest corner of 42nd and Locust Streets.

Our classrooms are sunny and welcoming. You'll find cozy nooks for quiet talk and creative play, spaces for storage and the warming of lunches. We have three large playrooms equipped for play on rainy days with mats for jumping and tumbling, as well as assorted cars, wagons, and other modes of "transportation."

PIC's Magic Circle Nature Playground is a nationally certified outdoor classroom. It is a transformation in outdoor learning at the Parent-Infant Center and serves as a model for other educators of young children. It has been designed to support and encourage free and joyful outdoor play that is child-directed and connected to nature in a meaningful way. Infants and young toddlers have their own playground with an outdoor art easel, installed safety surface and space for crawling and cruising. Read more about this exciting initiative.

We also explore the neighborhood with frequent trips to the fire station, pet store, library, Clark Park, and University of Penn attractions such as UPenn's BioPond and the Split Button, an oversized, child-friendly piece of outdoor sculpture.

"PIC is a wonderful environment for a child to grow and the teachers are superb! We feel VERY fortunate to have our child here. "
PIC Parent, PIC Diversity Survey