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Fricchione Early Learning Center at Marywood University

1507 University Avenue
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The Fricchione Early Learning Center at Marywood University is a great place for kids to learn and grow in a safe, clean, interactive environment. The Center enrolls children from 8 weeks of age through Pre-K and is open to ALL clients in the community, not just those individuals affiliated with Marywood and other IHM-sponsored institutions. 

Featuring a highly qualified staff, all of whom are certified in CPR/First Aid, the Fricchione Early Learning Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is a Star IV Keystone Stars facility, a designation awarded to childcare providers that exceed state health and safety licensing requirements.

The Fricchione Early Learning Center provides quality child care to those pursuing career, personal, or educational goals. It is founded on the belief that children learn through interaction with other children and adults, and the program strives to meet the developmental needs of each child within a multi-age group setting.

The Marywood Advantage

  • The Fricchione Early Learning Center is located on a safe, secure 115-acre suburban campus with plenty of green space.
  • The children’s overall educational experience benefits from collaborations with many university departments, including Marywood’s School of Education, and an expanded curriculum in the field of early childhood education.

Recent renovations and modernization efforts feature upgraded classroom and wireless technology, including tablets and iPads for the children, physical facility improvements, and a secure entryway with contactless check-in.

Our History

We opened our doors as the Fricchione Day Care Center in September 1991, serving the children of Marywood’s students, staff, and faculty, as well as children of employees from the former Marian Convent and St. Joseph’s Center. Marywood established a childcare facility on campus to provide quality care and learning experiences for those wanting to pursue career, personal, and/or educational goals. That mission continues today with an expanded vision. As such, the Fricchione Center accepts ALL clients from the community, not just those individuals affiliated with Marywood and other IHM-sponsored institutions. Following a temporary closure in 2020 during the pandemic to renovate the facility and further enhance the curriculum, the program relaunched in 2021 as the Fricchione Early Learning Center at Marywood University. 



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