We provide high-quality early learning and school age programs for children as young as 6 weeks and up to grade 6.

Enrollment and Tuition

PIC enrolls children in our Early Learning and After School programs all year round. To enroll in any PIC program, please complete the appropriate application form and return it with a one-time, non-refundable fee of $35.

Once your application is processed, your family's name will go on our waiting list.

Our Waiting List

We try to keep classrooms full while maintaining a balance of age and gender. Enrollment decisions are primarily driven by the growth and development of currently enrolled children who become ready to move to new classrooms.
PIC generally follows a first-come, first-serve policy, although currently enrolled families are given special consideration. 
A family's wait for enrollment may vary. The age of a child, number of days a family needs care, and when a child is ready to start may impact the availability of an opening at our Center.
After submitting an application for enrollment we suggest you check in every other month to check the status of your application and to let us know of your continued interest in sending your child to PIC. 
Please let us know if you make other child care arrangements so we have an accurate number of families who are waiting for enrollment.

2018 - 2019 Tuition

Monthly5 days4 days3 days

Drop In-Day*

Part-Day Pre-School$840$752$640$93
PRE-K COUNTS Extended Day$450 $324 
After School$515$465$432$55 afternoon / $93 full day

* Drop-in Days are for current PIC families only.

To compare our monthly rates with a center that quotes weekly rates, divide by 4.3.

Tuition Details

Early Learning Program: Tuition is based on the number of days per week that your child is cared for at PIC, with a minimum of three days per week. Tuition decreases when your child moves to the next age group. If the move occurs before the 15th, tuition is reduced on the first of the month. If the move occurs after the 15th, it is reduced the following month. Optional Hot-lunch Program available.

After School Center: Tuition is based on 9 equal payments from September through May. Tuition for the months of June and August will be prorated, dependent upon the school start and end dates set by the Philadelphia School District calendar. Tuition includes any half-days scheduled by the Philadelphia School District ONLY. In addition, 5-day enrollment includes 10 full-day school holidays; 4-day enrollment includes 7 full-day school holidays; 3-day enrollment includes 5 full-day school holidays.

Additional Fees

Facilities Fee: Each September, families at PIC are charged an annual fee of $100. This fee will go directly to funding PIC's facilities needs and improvements.

Early morning Care is available for early learning children from 7:30 - 8:00 am for $8 per day or $35 per week.

Tuition Assistance

We welcome families in publicly subsidized child care. For information about subsidy, call 888-461-5437. In addition, PIC fundraising efforts support a modest tuition assistance fund to help currently enrolled families who cannot meet the full cost of care.