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North Veterans Bridge, 6th Street. Follow until the end of the street turn left onto First Ave. parking in front of bldg East Take the left side exit onto Grant Street. At the stoplight of First Ave make a right. Drive along the building, after the cross walk parking area for childcare center. South Hills Fort Pitt Tunnels and be in the right lane. When out of the tunnel take the lane that goes towards Monroeville. After exiting, look for Grant Street Exit?get off and after going through first light, turn right at next light onto First Ave. Drive along the building,after cross walk parking area for childcare center. West 376 East to the Fort Pitt Tunnel.Exit towards Monroeville. Take Grant St exit at 2nd light turn right on First Ave. Drive along the building,after the cross walk there will parking area for childcare center.

The O'Brien Family Center

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Our Toddler Program

A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

Our space is built for active and inquisitive toddlers with environments made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching. There are reading nooks, sensory tables, great books, pretend play areas, baskets filled with dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments, and places to explore.

Learning experiences are planned to promote each toddler’s growing independence, to enhance social skills, and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual potential.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We are so thankful for each and every staff member who works with our two girls. They look forward to coming to school every day and being with their teachers. We are beyond impressed with the curriculum in each class, and the creativity that goes into every activity. Thank you."

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Reading, singing, and engaging in conversation.
  • Math Counts Counting, sorting, and pattern identification.
  • Science Rocks Nature walks, gardening, and exploring sand, water, and other sensory tables.
  • ArtSmart Dramatic play, painting with hands and feet, manipulation of other materials and textiles.
  • Our World Diverse interactions with the center community.
  • Well Aware Movement activities as well as hand washing and other self-help skills.

Learning at Home

My Home Photo Project

You Will Need:

Camera, clear ziplock sandwich bags, stapler, yarn

Directions:

Take about 10 photos at home of your children, family, and pets doing typical daily activities, such as: getting dressed, playtime, cooking and eating, reading books, bathtime, doing the laundry, cleaning, getting into the car, yardwork, bedtime, feeding the pets, etc. 

Place the photos into ziplock bags (you can put 2 photos back-to-back in each bag). Make sure you press all of the air out of the bags before sealing. Staple the bags right under the ziplock. Stack the bags and tie a piece of yarn around them under the ziplock to provide extra stability. Make one "album" for each of your children.  You can keep the albums at home or bring them to school for your children to look at and share with their friends during the day.

Tip:

Leave the albums out where your children can reach them. At school, teachers can observe the children and interact with them as they talk (or babble!) about the people they see in their albums.


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