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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! 

Fall 2020 Resources | General Resources

 

Fall 2020 Child Care Resources 

Carebridge Employee Assistance Program

Carebridge Specialists provide guidance and resources to support parents and other caretakers in nurturing each child's growth and development. Carebridge Specialists have extensive experience in the areas of parenting and child care and can provide the essential resources and direction to make informed decisions on matters affecting a child's well-being. During this unique and challenging time, Carebridge can assist parents in finding resources that are available within their geographic area. 

Carebridge can be reached at 1-800-437-0911, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Faculty and staff members can work with a Carebridge Specialist to identify resources for:

  • In-home childcare
  • Childcare and daycare centers
  • Nanny services
  • Tutoring services
  • Remote learning support

Back to School Resources During COVID - 19 

Carebridge services are available at no cost to benefits eligible faculty and staff members, though services arranged through Carebridge may incur a charge from providers.

Child Care Centers

Trinity Cooperative Day Nursery

Effective this coming Monday, August 31, 2020, Trinity Cooperative Day Nursery will be offering care for children in grades K-5 within our Swarthmore OASC location, and our Wallingford WASC location. Space is limited, and registration is first come, first serve. For registration materials, please contact Michele Corbin, operations manager, at michele@tcdn.org.

Community Y of Eastern Delaware County

The Community Y of Eastern Delaware County is now offering a childcare program for elementary aged children in the Springfield School District from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children can bring their school supplies and they will be assigned to small groups. For more information contact Jeannine Hurlock at jhurlock@cyedc.org or visit cyedc.org/ssd-school-age-programs/

Right at School

Right at School is working with some local school districts to offer programs for elementary school children. You can visit rightatschool.com/back-to-school/ to see if a program is available in your school district.

Chesterbrook Academy

Chesterbrook Academy is offering full day school-age care at their Newtown Square location.  For more information, please visit chesterbrookacademy.com/preschools/philadelphia/newtown-square-ellis-preserve/programs/club-connect/

Working Parents Employee Resources Group

The Swarthmore Working Parents Employee Resource group brings together parents of children of any age to build a social and professional network, to share resources, and to lift up specific needs of Swarthmore College working parents. The group serves both faculty and staff members by cultivating the working parents community, providing learning opportunities on a variety of topics, and facilitating the sharing of ideas and resources. To be added to the working parents group email list, please email Michelle Crouch, assistant director of sponsored programs, at mcrouch1@swarthmore.edu. The full working parent group can be contacted at: workingparents@swarthmore.edu.

 

General Child Care Resources

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].

Child Care 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

Kinder-Care
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
Care.com (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
610-543-0436