Quality early childhood care and education at Penn State University Park
Both programs operate on a full-day, full-year schedule and serve approximately 175 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years and embody the three-part mission of the University: education, research, and service/outreach.
Program goals for each center include:
- providing a model of high quality early childhood care and education for children, families, and the community;
- supporting the professional development of early childhood educators through outreach activities;
- serving as a site for undergraduate training and education through observational projects and classroom participation; and
- supporting faculty and student research on child development, early childhood education, and parenting.
Taskforce to study child care issues; temporary hold on Bennett Center changes
Penn State officials have moved back the prospective start date to April 1 for new management to take over one of its University Park child care centers and will create a task force to look at the broader range of child care issues across the University. Read more about the task force and temporary hold on BFC changes.