Quality early childhood care and education at Penn State University Park

Human Resources at Penn State is the administrative home to two on-campus child care centers, the Bennett Family Center and the Child Care Center at Hort Woods.

Bennett Family Center
Child Care Center at
Hort Woods

Both programs operate on a full-day, full-year schedule and serve approximately 325 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years and embody the three-part mission of the University: education, research, and service/outreach.

President responds to child care recommendations from task force

Erickson agrees with many findings, approves some immediate changes

Following careful review with University leaders, Penn State President Rodney Erickson has agreed with a number of changes to child care on campus. Read more about the president's respons to child care recommendations. including placing oversight of operations with the Office of Human Resources and providing additional funds for researchers, benchmarking and lower-income family support.