Info: 215-763-0151

Where Kids Can Be Kids

An Amazing Place For Children
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Frankie’s World is the area’s only non-profit medical day care center for children with special healthcare needs. We welcome children ages birth through 12 who need skilled nursing care for medical reasons. There is no charge to parents – costs are completely covered through medical insurance and donations
Frankie Inspired Us To Do More!
Named for a special girl in Philadelphia who touched many lives, Frankie’s World is an exciting place, where kids can be kids! We have a large play area, and we are staffed by special needs educators and experienced pediatric nurses.
A Day Care With A Difference
Frankie’s World Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization created to support young children with special medical needs. The Foundation provides for the health and well-being of children ages birth through 12 who are medically-fragile, technology-dependent, or have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. We encourage and inspire this special population of children to reach for the highest possible goals – intellectually, socially and physically.

The Foundation operates Frankie’s World, a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center or PPECC, licensed by the State of Pennsylvania. It was founded by Gerald and Marianne Szucs, and opened on July 19, 2006. It is centrally located in Northern Liberties to be accessible to children from all parts of Philadelphia.

Our state-of-the-art facility is staffed by experienced pediatric nurses and special needs educators. The interior is a large open playroom, equipped with toys, books, games, computers, adapted seating, therapy equipment, tricycles, indoor swing set, and much more – every item carefully selected to maximize a child’s opportunity for physical, physiological, and intellectual growth and development. Nursing services include tracheotomy/ventilator care, g-tube feedings, medication administration, and seizure monitoring. There is no cost to parents – we will work with your child’s doctor and insurance company.

Frankie’s World is a safe and loving environment where children can play, learn and thrive while their parents are away at work or school. The Foundation’s Staff and Board of Directors are dedicated to making Frankie’s World a welcome solution for Philadelphia families.

“When my daughter Frankie was a toddler on a ventilator in 2000, she was isolated at home with a nurse, and there was no medically-safe place for her to go to make friends and learn about the world. We made Frankie’s World into the kind of place she would have loved.”
Conny Lockwood

Schedule A Tour Today To Learn More About Frankie’s World. Call  215-763-0151

Here at Frankie’s World, we greet everyone with a smile. Come and visit our facility to meet our staff  and witness our day to day operations.

We are excited to meet you and discuss your child’s needs. Please contact us at:.

Frankie’s World
1011 Poplar Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone 215-763-0151
Fax 215-763-0122

Hours Mon- Fri 7 am- 6pm

Schedule A Tour of Frankie's World

Frankie’s World is located in the heart of Philadelphia near Spring Garden Street, with easy access to all area children’s hospitals and residential neighborhoods.

From I-95

  • Exit toward I-676 West (Vine St. Expressway)
  • Exit Callowhill Street
  • West on Callowhill Street
  • Right onto 11th Street
  • North on 11th Street (cross Spring Garden) to Poplar Street
  • Right into mini-mart parking lot – Frankie’s World is the next parking lot

From I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway)

  • Exit onto I-676 East (Vine St. Expressway)
  • Exit Broad Street
  • Straight on Vine Street (East) for 3 blocks
  • Left onto 11th Street
  • North on 11th Street (cross Spring Garden) to Poplar Street
  • Right into mini-mart parking lot – Frankie’s World is next parking lot