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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.

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Our Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics and creative expression.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning.

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"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 Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Learning at Home

Puppetry with Twos and Preschoolers

You Will Need:

Purchased or homemade puppets

Directions:

Talk and play with your child while using the puppets. Make up skits and ask open-ended questions like, "Why do you think that happened?”; “How do you think she's feeling?”; “Why do you think she's sad?" Consider having a special puppet that you bring out at particular times like clean-up time or bedtime to assist with the routine. Say things like, "Look, Fluffy is helping clean up. Can you help Fluffy?"

Tip:

Puppets may be able to help a child begin to talk about feelings such as shyness, anger, joy, fear, etc. For example, you could have the puppet say something like, "Sometimes when I am sad, I feel like talking to someone. Do you want to talk to me?" However, don't use the puppet as a substitute for real interaction with your child, just as an opener to get conversation started.


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