Pennsylvania ChildCare Preschool Centers

We provide local listings of preschools and childcare centers in Pennsylvania. Continue below to search the list of local childcare centers in Pennsylvania. We have also listed the top cities in Pennsylvania on the right side of the page.

Guide for Parents in Pennsylvania Seeking Childcare or Preschools

When it comes to your child's early education and care, as parents, you want the best for them. Living in the state of Pennsylvania, you have multiple options, including state-subsidized programs. This guide would help you in making the best choice.

Pennsylvania's Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program

For parents with lower income, the state of Pennsylvania has the Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program. This program helps you to pay for child care. To qualify, you must have an income of less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, be working at least 20 hours per week or be participating in an approved training program, and your child must be under the age of 13.

To apply, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website and complete the online COMPASS application, or call the Child Care Works Helpline at 1-877-4-PA-KIDS.

Choosing the Right Preschool or Childcare in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania uses a rating system called Keystone STARS to evaluate the quality of early learning programs. These ratings are based on the quality of the curriculum used, the environment kept, professional qualifications of the staff, and much more. So, when selecting a preschool or childcare center, look for ones that have high Keystone STARS ratings.

The PA Keys website provides you a searchable database to find high-quality childcare facilities.

Pre-Kindergarten Programs in Pennsylvania

Depending on your income and location, your child might be eligible for free or low-cost pre-kindergarten through programs like the Pre-K Counts and Head Start. These programs provide high-quality pre-k education that prepares children for kindergarten.

To know more about eligibility and how to apply for these programs, visit the Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services website.


Each child learns and grows at their own pace, and the environment in which they do so affects their development. It's vital to choose a facility that provides a nurturing, safe, and enabling environment that promotes optimum growth and development.

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