Flexible Childcare and Enrichment,
On Your Schedule

At Recess, we understand the juggle of modern parenting. That’s why we’ve created a space where your child can thrive, and you can breathe easier. Our on-demand hourly childcare and enrichment classes are designed to fit into your busy life, not the other way around. Get ready to explore a world where convenience meets quality care, all tailored to your family’s needs. Let’s make every day a little easier, and a lot more fun.

What We Offer

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Your Schedule, Our Priority

With our proprietary FlexCare model, say goodbye to rigid childcare schedules. Book care by the hour, when you need it, ensuring your child receives top-notch care while you tackle the day your way. It’s the perfect blend of flexibility and reliability, designed for the modern family.

Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes

Ignite Curiosity and Growth

Dive into our diverse range of enrichment classes that spark joy and learning. From art to science, and yoga to music, there’s a class to ignite every child’s curiosity. It’s more than just fun; it’s about growing passions and discovering new talents, all within the safety of our premium facilities.

Event Space

Event Space

Celebrate with Style and Ease

Our chic event spaces are the perfect backdrop for your next celebration, from birthday bashes to family gatherings. Available to both members and the public, these spaces offer convenience, style, and a touch of luxury to make every event memorable. Let us handle the details, so you can focus on the fun.

where excellence meets innovation

Where Excellence
Meets Innovation

At Recess, we’re redefining what childcare can be with our unique approach that caters to the needs of modern families. Our model is built on the foundation of flexibility, quality, and innovation, ensuring that every family receives the personalized care and enrichment they deserve.

Redefining Childcare for Modern Families

A Model Crafted for You

Our membership-based system offers unparalleled access to flexible childcare and enrichment classes, all designed to adapt to your changing needs. With FlexCare, you have the freedom to schedule care on your terms, ensuring that your child’s day is filled with learning and fun, exactly when you need it.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities are more than just spaces; they’re environments where imagination and safety converge. Each center is equipped with the latest in learning technologies, creative play areas, and rigorous security measures, ensuring a setting that’s not only innovative but also deeply nurturing. Discover places where children thrive and parents find peace of mind.

The Recess Member App

Our proprietary mobile app revolutionizes how members access childcare, offering effortless booking at any of our locations with just a few taps. Designed for busy families, the app provides real-time availability, secure payment options, and detailed information about our services, making managing your childcare needs simpler than ever.

Growing Network of Locations

Our growing network of locations across Philadelphia is a testament to our commitment to accessible, top-quality childcare. Each new center is carefully chosen to ensure convenience and community integration, expanding our reach to support more families. With Recess, exceptional on-demand childcare is always just around the corner.

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Simplifying Your Life, One Day at a Time

In the fast-paced world of parenting, finding a childcare solution that truly understands and meets your needs can be a game-changer. At Recess, we’re dedicated to providing more than just childcare; we offer peace of mind and a helping hand in your family’s daily life.

Time-Saving and Stress-Reducing

Time-Saving and Stress-Reducing

Quality childcare on your terms, effortlessly integrated into your life.

Assurance of Quality Care and Enrichment

Assurance of Quality Care and Enrichment

Where care meets enrichment, led by passionate professionals.

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Your Fingertips

Convenience at Your Fingertips

Book, view, and pay in a tap, freeing your time with our app.

Unmatched Flexibility

Unmatched Flexibility

Flexible childcare with peace of mind: Recess has you covered.

Facility & Staff

Where Every Day is<br />
an Adventure

Where Every Day is
an Adventure

We believe that every child deserves a place where they can explore, learn, and grow in an environment that feels as warm and welcoming as home. Our approach is centered around creating a vibrant world of opportunities for your child, ensuring their time with us is not just well-spent but cherished.

Fun and Engaging

Fun and Engaging

Where sophistication meets playfulness, creating a safe, nurturing environment where joy and curiosity flourish.

Diverse Activities

Diverse Activities

From arts and crafts to science experiments, our thoughtfully designed activities promote holistic development.

Social Playground

Social Playground

A diverse community fostering lifelong skills of friendship, cooperation, and empathy.

Tailored Supportive Care

Tailored Supportive Care

Our dedicated staff understands and caters to your child’s individual needs and interests, providing personalized care


How much does Recess cost?

Membership costs $150 per month with an hourly charge for FlexCare usage and additional cost if you enroll is enrichment classes. If you were to use Recess for 4 hours per week, you may expect to pay around $600/month.

Can I schedule time for my child even if I’m not a member?

Membership is required to use Recess. As a small-class premium service we have limited memberships available to keep the group size small and ensure maximum fun and safety for everyone.

How can I become a member?

We’re currently under construction and are accepting applications for pre-enrollment and waitlist. Use the form on the ‘Become a Member’ page to get started.

What ages do you accept?

Our goal is to provide a flexible childcare option no matter what the age, but generally from 6 weeks to 12 years of age!

How many children are in a class together?

Recess is a small group child care option with no more than twelve 12 children in the facility at any time.

Can I just drop in with my children any time of day?

For the safety and convenience of everyone, all care is scheduled using our members app. To ensure availabiity, we recommend members book as far in advance as possible; however, pending open slots, you could book as late as one-hour before drop off.

How do I schedule time for my child?

Members have access to the Recess App, which allows you to schedule child care. The app has two booking modes – choosing a specific time window (ex: 1pm-3pm on Saturday) or choosing a time block (ex: 3 hours on Saturday).

Can my child stay the entire day?

At this moment in time, we are limiting care to 4 hours per day per child, but may increase this in the future as we develop a better understanding of needs.

Is Recess a daycare or a learning center?

Recess is something completely new – we call it FlexCare! We believe parents and kids deserve a break, so we offer convenient, modern facilities built around safety, fun, and learning so that kids can enjoy time away from home with peers while experiencing new activities through guided play.

What if I’m running early or late for pickup?

Members can arrive as early or as late as 10 minutes within their scheduled time without any additional fees. It is important for legal compliance that we maintain strict staff-to-child ratios, so we do ask that you try your best not to be late.

How many Recess locations are there?

We are currently under construction on our first location, with five more locations opening in Philadelphia by 2025. We are hoping to expand to many more locations in the future!

What type of safety and security measures do you offer at Recess?

The facility is under constant video monitoring to ensure the safety of our children and the trust of our parents. All surfaces are disinfected daily, and all staff have at least four years of child care expertise, safety and medical certification, and behavioral training. There are robust systems and processes in place to ensure the safety of your children.