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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.

"To all the teachers at OBC - I'm so grateful for you, and how you've helped in Keaton's development. You've been apart of many milestones in her life from giving up her paci, to helping her potty train. We still do "downward dog" often. Now she's a yoggie! Thank you for everything! :-)"

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

Piles of Pillow Play

You Will Need:

Pillows (any sizes and shapes), Blanket

Directions:

Make several small piles of pillows close to each other on the floor and cover them with a blanket. Lie near the pillows and encourage your child to climb over or sit on the "pillow mountain." It will be even more fun for your child if you try too.

Tip:

To make the pile more challenging, use cushions from couches and chairs.


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