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People For People
Early Childhood Development Center

People for People Early Childhood Development Center is a place where a love for learning grows.

Mission Statement

People for People Early Childhood Education Center is committed to helping children unlock their fullest potential by planting the seed of a love for learning. Those seeds are watered daily by our customized curriculum, educational field trips and extra curricular activities that allow a love for learning to grow in the hearts and minds of the children we serve.

Program Overview

A love for learning has been growing in the hearts of infants, toddlers and preschool students enrolled at PFP ECDC since 2005. Enrollment at our center is open to infants from 6 weeks of age to 5 year old children in Pre-Kindergarten. We also offer Summer Camp and before and aftercare to children ages 6 years old – 13 years of age. Each day our staff of childcare professionals work diligently to nurture children by delivering enriching lessons that support your child’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth. PFP ECDC also features a unique indoor playground space for our students to enjoy. We provide our students with a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. We also provide formula for infants and free diapers and wipes.

Our Team of Childcare Professionals

Our staff consists of qualified childcare professionals who were hired based on their level of education and experience in the early childhood education field. People for People Inc. has established a reputation for retaining staff members; about 40% of our staff have been employed at our center for over 5 years. People for People Early Childhood Development Center offers competitive wages , paid time off and health and dental benefits for our employees. Our director promotes ongoing formal and informal education for the staff as they believe learning is a life-long process. All lead and assistant teaching staff are required to participate in a minimum of 25 hours of professional development and training annually. Teaching staff members are also First Aid and CPR certified in addition to be trained in fire safety and emergency preparedness. All staff are required submit child abuse clearances, criminal background checks and FBI clearances to ensure they are approved to work with our children.

People for People Early Childhood Development Center also has partnerships with local colleges and universities. These relationships provide an avenue for our seasoned staff to mentor and supervise students who are preparing to be educators.

People for People Early Childhood Development Center is representative of the diverse population of children and families we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer and childcare provider.

Weekly Tuition and Rates

  • Infants ages 6 weeks to 12 months – $225.00
  • Young toddlers ages 13 months – 24 months – $220.00
  • Older toddlers ages 25 months – 36 months $187.00
  • Preschoolers ages 37 months and older – $176.00
  • Before and After School Care for School Age Children 6 and up – $140.00
  • There is a one time $50.00 registration fee that is due at the time of enrollment.

Community Partnerships

Over the years People for People Early Childhood Development Center has established meaningful relationships with several local organizations, museums and libraries. We are currently in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia and Baby Word Play. We are also a host site for the Science and Literacy Success Program of The Academy of Natural Sciences.


People for People is a Keystone Star Accredited Center at a current Star 2 status level. We are also participants in the Success by Six Program.

ECDC Management Staff

Laiah Artis – Director
Crystal Lancaster – Office Manager

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