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Old 04-12-2009, 08:59 AM
Location: Paris, France
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My wife and I are moving from Paris (France) to Philadelphia this May with our 7 months old daughter.

We're currently looking for an accomodation in City Center West as close as possible from 30th St Station as I'll be working in NYC.

We're also looking for children daycare solutions within the area.

We're not familiar with daycare in the US (e.g. location, working hours, price) ...

Any ideas, suggestions or share of past experience will be greatly appreciated ! Thank you very much !

Last edited by soldeace; 04-12-2009 at 09:07 AM..
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:56 AM
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The National Association for the Education certifies that preschools/daycares are safe, sanitary and educationally appropriate for young children. They are the gold standard in the US, but not as many Philadelphia area schools seek accreditation for some reason, I'm assuming because local parents don't demand it as they do in other major US metros.

From the NAEYC.org accreditation link here's some places to check out. If they do not fit your needs, check out PAKEYS.org and look for 4 (accredited), 3 (nearly accredited) and 2 (working on accreditation) Star places but do keep in mind this is the Pennsylvania state standard and is not rigorous at all.

Good Luck and welcome to Philly!

From NAEYC.org:
Montgomery Early Learning Centers-Infant Friendship Center
1001 South 45th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
County: Philadelphia
Phone: 215 386-5097
Program ID Number: 572632
Email: lknight@melc.org
Website: Montgomery Early Learning Centers -> Home
Valid Until: 12/31/2010

Penn Children's Center
3160 Chestnut Street Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104
County: Philadelphia
Phone: 215 898-5268
Program ID Number: 278339
Valid Until: 01/31/2014

The Caring Center, Inc.
3101 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
County: Philadelphia
Phone: 215 386-8245
Program ID Number: 90717
Website: The Caring Center
Valid Until: 11/30/2013

The Parent - Infant Center
4205 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
County: Philadelphia
Phone: 215 222-5480
Program ID Number: 282805
Website: Parent Infant Center, Quality Child Care in Philadelphia PA
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