1557 S. 58th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
5501 Angora Terrace, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Telephone: +1 215 724 2134
FAX: +1 215 724 2148

our mission

Building life-long learners

The 123 Back to Basic Childcare Center exists to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for preschool and school age children. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience which promotes each child's social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to support children's desire to be life-long learners.

Reach Your Goals
123 Back to Basic Childcare Center provides safe, affordable, high quality child care for the students of Philadelphia Community College and the community. IN doing so, we support families in their efforts to reach their goals.

our philosophy

We believe that children are our most important resource, and we understand that their early childhood experiences are instrumental in the development of their futures. We strive to create high quality early childhood experiences by providing a structured, yet flexible learning environment that fosters active learning.


Tanisha Jones:

Most parents would love to stay at home with their children and I did for the first three years of my three daughter’s life. But, when time called for a change I was grateful for 123 Back to Basics. Although it was not the closest provider, it was by far the best. They have truly done a wonderful job. I have, and will continue to, recommend 123 Back to Basicsto others.

child care advocacy

It is now widely acknowledged that learning begins at birth and has a profound affect on life long development and adult well-being. We also know that quality child care promotes healthy child development at the same time as it supports families, reduces child poverty, advances women’s equality, and deepens social inclusion. Experts agree that a high quality child care system provides all children with excellent learning opportunities to optimize their physical, cognitive, cultural, social and emotional development; experts also agree that development suffers when children experience poor quality care.

The Value of Early Childhood Education

There is an information overload on the subject of Early Childhood Education that can often intimidate parents. In simple words, all research suggests that babies have a huge capacity to learn through all the senses. The more stimulation they get through the different senses, the better their brain develops. This capacity to learn starts to slow down around the age of four.

LIFE magazine reported in early 90's that 'Babies can add before they can count. They can understand a hundred words before they can speak. And at three months, their power of memory is far greater than we ever imagined'.

123 Back to Basics Childcare Learning Center offers lots of material to make Early Childhood Education simple and fun, for both parents and children.

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