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Child and Eldercare Resources

This information is being provided as a courtesy for the convenience of Swarthmore College community members, and does not represent an endorsement by the College of any of the facilities listed on this site. This is merely listing several facilities and resources located closest to campus. You will need to do your own research to determine which resources fit your needs and those of your family the best! 

You can find additional resources on the Local Childcare Facilities, Afterschool Programs, and Summer Camps page. You can also download a copy of Carebridge's Summer Camp listings [PDF].

Childcare and After-School Centers

For most centers, ages are defined as follows:

Infant (starting at 6 weeks-1 year)
Toddler (1-2 years)
Preschool (3-6 years)
Kindergarten (5-6 years)
Before and After-After School Programs (3-12 years)

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool
510 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Ages: Infant-Kindergarten
(877) 358-0752

The Goddard School
Locations in Malvern, Swedesboro, Wayne, Chadds Ford, Mullica Hill, NJ, and King of Prussia
Ages: Infant to 12 (depending on site)
(610) 647-2836 (Malvern)

Hooray Drop and Play
By the Hour Childcare weekdays, weekends, evenings
1001 Baltimore Pike, Lower Level - Suite 14a
Springfield, PA 19064
Ages: Infant-12
(484) 479-3350

Kehillah Early Learning Center (2 miles)
The Ohev Shalom clergy and Kehillah staff join forces to enhance the cultural identity of Jewish children. The curriculum includes multi-cultural celebrations and traditions of children from many diverse ethnic backgrounds.
2 Chester Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
(610) 872-0400

Locations in Brookhaven, Folcroft, Aston, Boothwyn, Concordville, Westchester, and Center City
Ages: Infant-12
(855) 355-5957

K’tonton Early Learning Center
715 Paxon Hollow Road
Broomall, PA 19008
Ages: 6 weeks – 4 years
(610) 325-4831

Li’l Tykes Daycare Center (1.5 miles)
933 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064
(610) 544-8005

Little People's Village
904 N. 66th Street, Philadelphia
Ages: Infant-12
(215) 878-3011

Media Providence Friends School
125 West Third Street
Media, PA 19063
Ages: Preschool-8th Grade as well as Before and After-School Care (7:30am-6pm)
(610) 565-1960

The Primrose School of Center City
1635 Market Street, Suite 104 First Floor Plaza
Ages: preschool education
(215) 545-1920

The School in Rose Valley
20 School Lane
Rose Valley, PA 19063
Ages: Preschool-6th Grade, Before-and After-School programs
(610) 566-1088

Step by Step Learning Center
Locations in Holmes, Drexel Hill, Lansdowne, and Morton
Age: Infant-12
(610) 543-4629 (Morton)

Swarthmore Friends Nursery
12 Whittier Place, Swarthmore Campus
Ages: 3-5, and Kindergarten Before- and After-School program
(610) 990-5542

TCDN – Cooperative Day Nursery 
Capacity: 86
Established in 1972, TCDN is a non-profit, non-sectarian, childcare and education organization that provides safe, nurturing and enriching programs for children 12 months old through sixth grade.
301 North Chester Road
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 544-4555

Widener University Child Development Center
1800 Walnut Street
Chester, PA 19013
Ages: 2-5 years
(610) 499-1097

Child/Eldercare and Preschool Sites and Finding Services:

List of Delaware County Childcare Centers by City and ZipCode
​List of Private/Independent Preschools, Schools and After-School Programs in Delaware County
Phillyasap After-School Programs in Philadelphia
After-School Alliance (Can be used for obtaining child care on a regular or EMERGENCY basis)

Summer Camps in the Swarthmore Area

List of Summer Camp Opportunities in Delaware County and Philadelphia
List of Camps by the US Sports Institute
Main Line Camps
Blogspot List of Summer Camps in the Philadelphia Area

Regional Activities for Kids

Swarthmore Public Library
121 Park Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081